Waste and Recycling Industry Safety Initiatives

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Waste and Recycling Industry Safety Initiatives

Activity and progress in promoting a safe environment within the waste and recycling industry for professionals and the public, including a national safety campaign urging drivers to slow down to get around garbage and recycling trucks promoted by the National Waste & Recycling Association.

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Total Fatalities in Refuse, Recyclable Material Collectors Up in 2013
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has expressed concern over the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regarding refuse and recycling material collector fatalities.
Sep 11, 2014 5:20 PM ET
VIDEO: West Virginia Latest to Join National Movement Protecting Sanitation Workers
Video from the ceremonial bill-signing in Martinsburg, West Virginia, of "Slow Down to Get Around" legislation encouraging safer driving around sanitation trucks. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made West Virginia the fifth state in the U.S. to pass some form of law protecting waste and recycling vehicle operators on the job. About The National Waste & Recycling Association...
Aug 22, 2014 3:40 PM ET
West Virginia Governor Signs Law Requiring Cautious Driving Near Sanitation Trucks
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a new law today at a Martinsburg ceremony to help protect waste and recycling vehicle operators.
Aug 6, 2014 5:00 PM ET
MEDIA ADVISORY: West Virginia Governor to Sign Law Protecting Sanitation Workers
A media advisory announcing a ceremonial bill signing of waste and recycling safety legislation in West Virginia.
Aug 1, 2014 4:30 PM ET
National Waste & Recycling Association Launches Driver Certification Program
Safety is the backbone of the waste and recycling industry. To ensure the safety of all of our professionals and establish a foundation of best practices for safety, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) created the Safe Driver Certification program, the first certification of its type. 
Jul 24, 2014 10:25 AM ET