Waste Management Health and Safety

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Jan 01, 2013
NIOSH Factsheet: Solid Waste Industry


The solid waste industry (Waste Management and Remediation, NAICS 562) consists of 3 groups: Collection; Treatment and Disposal; and Other Waste Remediation Services. This fact sheet provides safety and health information for this industry.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2008
Occupational Hazards: Report Highlights Safety Concerns in Sanitation Industry


This article by Laura Walker in Occupational Hazards highlights findings from a report released by the National Commission of Inquiry into the Worker Health and Safety Crisis in the Solid Waste Industry and the Teamsters Union.

Source: EH&S Today

Apr 01, 2006
Orphaned compressed gas cylinders in the waste and recycling industries


This best practice guidance was written in consultation and with the support of the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH).

Source: HSE

May 01, 2005
Health and Safety in the Waste Management and Recycling Industries – Information


This page provides links to sources of information and guidance on health and safety in the United Kingdom Waste Management and Recycling industries.

Source: HSE

May 01, 2005
Safe Transport in Waste Management and Recycling


This is one of a series of best practice documents designed and facilitated by the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum to help the waste management industry achieve improvements in critical safety areas.

Source: HSE

May 01, 2005
The Art and Science of Safety


Whether you manage a landfill, a materials recovery facility or a collection company, safety should be an integral and natural part of your operations.

Source: WasteAge

May 01, 2005
Waste Industry Safety and health – Reducing the risks


This leaflet has been produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in consultation with the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH). It is written for supervisory staff and employees and provides a checklist of standards to aim at.

Source: HSE