In 2013, OSHA introduced the Temporary Worker Initiative, which provided guidelines for temporary worker safety, including joint responsibility between the agency and host employer for all injuries/fatalities and record keeping guidelines. In this 35-minute course, participants will learn:
An overview of the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used on the host employer’s job site
The procedures for handling hazardous materials using OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (HAZCOM)
Techniques to prevent injuries and accidents while on the job site
Preventive techniques to prevent heat and cold related illness
Collection and Post Collection safety including lock out/tag out and confined spaces
Enterprise pricing is available for NWRA members. Please contact Megan Passinger, Director – Education at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Safe Driver’s Certification Preparatory Course
This 1-hour course prepares drivers to take the Certified Safe Driver exam. It consists of 4 modules and includes:
Basic driving controls
Industry standards and regulations
Driver Safety Protocols
Sample exam questions
ISRI Hazard Recognition Training Course
ISRI offers this free Hazard Recognition Training to the Waste and Recycling Industry as part of OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The following are dates and locations for the ISRI Hazard Recognition classes for October.
Wednesday, 18 October: Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel, Indianapolis IN
Friday, 27 October: Double Tree by Hilton – Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville FL
Tuesday, 31 October: Technology Conservation Group facility in Lecanto FL
Again- these are free classes.
The classes will start at 8:00am.
Lunch will be served at all the locations.
The class lasts 7.5 hours
Info about the class:
This class is free and is relevant to recyclers across all commodities who would like employees to learn more about hazard recognition and mitigation in the operations environment. This includes:
How to recognize the hazards of and safely work around mobile equipment and other hazards;
An understanding of the importance of the control of hazardous energy (LOTO);
Good housekeeping practices;
How to recognize fire hazards;
Hazard communication in the workplace; and
How to do a PPE hazard assessment and the importance of proper PPE;
Those attending the class will also learn what a hazard assessment is and through group work how to build a PPE job hazard assessment.
Did You Know There are Three Different Kinds of Distracted Driving? In mid-October, NWRA held a webinar on Reducing Collisions – Going Beyond Distracted Driving. See the below video to experience this informative discussion with Del Lisk, Vice President for Safety Services at Lytx, Scott Franklin, Area Safety Manager for Waste Management and Tony Hargis, NWRA National Safety Director.