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Managing the Aging Workforce and Employee Health

Like most sectors today, the solid waste industry is dealing with an aging workforce. Add on the fact that many of these jobs are very physical and repetitive, and you have a recipe for disaster. Injuries cost both you and your employees’ time, money, and anguish, so reducing them benefits...

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Being Safe on the Road to Zero Waste

The U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is collaborating with SWANA to organize a panel at the 40th Annual Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium. Speakers: Tim Flanagan has been in the solid waste industry for more than 32 years and has worked for the district for the past 11 years...

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Safety Summit - Safety Issues for Municipal Solid Waste Workers

Safety Summit - Safety Issues for Municipal Solid Waste Workers Del Lisk, Vice President of Safety Services, Lytx. Tony Miano, Solid Waste Manager, City of Tempe Nathan Brainard, Vice President, Insurance Office of America Thursday, August 27 11:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ABSTRACT: Capping of...

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Fires: A Burning Issue in Trucks, at the Landfill and at Other Waste Facilities

Lunch & Learn - Safety Summit: Fires: A Burning Issue in Trucks, at the Landfill and at Other Waste Facilities Larry Stone, Corporate Safety Director, Waste Pro USA, Inc. Risa Weinberger, Owner, Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc. Mark Hart, President, Training Consultants Inc. Wednesday...

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OSHA & DOT Compliance Issues for the Solid Waste Industry

OSHA & DOT Compliance Issues for the Solid Waste Industry Eric Conn, Chair, OSHA Workplace Safety Practice Group, Conn Maciel Carey Tony Cardamone, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Concorde, Inc Thursday, August 27 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ABSTRACT: The Current Landscape of OSHA...

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Interactive Workshop: Safety Improvements at the City of Clearwater

Interactive Workshop: Safety Improvements at the City of Clearwater Earl Gloster, Director of Solid Waste, City of Clearwater Jennifer Brown, Business Strategist, City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Collections Wednesday, August 26 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ABSTRACT: This event will begin...

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Can We Improve Safety by Looking at Other Industries?

Can We Improve Safety by Looking at Other Industries? Deb Frye, National Technical Director, Solid Waste Facilities, HDR, Inc. Tuesday, August 25 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ABSTRACT: In looking at some specific programs, training sessions and standard procedures used in the railroad industry,...

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SWANA WASTECON 2013 Safety Summit Breakout Session Summary

During the inaugural Safety Summit participants broke up into 4 small groups to discuss two questions. The groups were divided up into "Transfer & Recycling Facilities," "Landfills," "Manual Collection," and "Automated Collection." Each group was prompted to discuss best management practices and...

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Fact Sheet

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Fact Sheet covering1) Injuries & Illnesses 2) Fatal Traumatic Injuries 3) Examples of Fatality Incidents 4) Focus on Prevention 5) Historical statistics 6) Resources #Safety #WASTECON #WASTECON2013Proceedings #2013

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