safety

Dealing with Special Wastes

The news is all a-buzz these days with talk about the news about the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which outlines specific guidelines for the lead content in children’s toys. According to information from the Center for Environmental Health, the strict regulations have been postponed for another year, which means landfills won’t be overwhelmed with discarded...

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Educating Your Customers

Readin’, Writin’ and Waste Management At your landfill, you probably have some sort of employee training in place. Maybe it’s equipment training – how to get the most out of your compactor or dozer. Or maybe, you have some sort of safety video you play in the breakroom. Perhaps you post announcements on a bulletin board. But what about your customers? What sort of...

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Lights, Action – Safety

Safety. It’s one of those popular buzzwords that people – especially people in the waste management industry – like to throw around a lot. It sounds good. When you talk about things like “emergency response plans,” “personal protective equipment,” and “safety guidelines,” it makes you look like you know what you are doing. In reality, though,...

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Stay Warm…Be Safe

Flip on the Weather Channel, and you will see icy cold temperatures in just about every part of the United States (except for Florida, where of course the temp is just about perfect!).  While most people can just put on an extra layer or crank up the heat at work, landfill workers must often work outside in cold temperatures. It can be difficult and downright dangerous if proper safety...

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