Revisions to the National Waste & Recycling Association Manual of Recommended Safety Practices

National Waste & Recyling Association

Start Date:
Jun 2011

End Date:
Dec 2013

Award Amount:

In 19Safety_Manual_Cover99 the National Waste & Recycling Association (then the Environmental Industry Associations) released a comprehensive safety manual that was written based on a traditional, compliance-based system. However, since this time many changes have affected the industry including the movement by OSHA and many companies towards performance-based safety solutions. This, coupled with substantial revisions to safety-related ANSI standards since the last update, result in the need for an updated safety manual. The National Waste & Recycling Association safety manual provides a single, comprehensive resource for employers and employees regarding safety-related issues, including prohibitions and regulatory information. The manual is also one of the prime sources of best practices, which aids in the reduction of fatalities, injuries and accidents in the solid waste industry. The objective of this grant is to provide funding necessary to update the safety manual.

In late 2013 the National Waste & Recycling Association and EREF released the revised Manual of Recommended Safety Practices, including a greater emphasis on recycling. This safety reference guide, updated by a team of respected industry safety professionals, will help safety practitioners and operations managers handle the most significant safety challenges facing waste and recycling service companies. The manual is a great resource for all levels of personnel: managers and supervisors, drivers and crew, equipment operators, process line workers, and maintenance personnel.

  • National Waste & Recycling Association member price is $275 a copy.
  • Non-member price is $400 a copy.
  • Multi-copy company discounts for the safety manual will be offered.
  • The manual will be available as a digital download for your e-book (iPad) or as a printed and bound book.
  • Order the ebook on itunes or the hard copy via the National Waste & Recycling Association’s online store.