Waste Management Health and Safety
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.