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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal organization (part of the Department of Labor) that ensures safe and healthy working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

According to Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solution’s director of business development, “Not only does equipment have its own required routine maintenance, but how the equipment is laid out will determine material handling logistics. How easily materials flow through a plant from tip floor to processing, to product storage, to

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

According to Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solution’s director of business development, “Not only does equipment have its own required routine maintenance, but how the equipment is laid out will determine material handling logistics. How easily materials flow through a plant from tip floor to processing, to product storage, to

SWANA News

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Latest Legislative News Impacting the Solid Waste Industry
EPA proposes new emissions guidelines, lowered NSPS threshold.

By Jesse Maxwell, Advocacy & eLearning Program Manager, SWANA

In August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new Emission Guidelines (EG) for existing landfills, a major rule that will have effect across the MSW landfill

Road Building At Night

Road Building At Night

The agency points out safety considerations are increasing for highway workers as a result of the combination of more work done alongside increasingly heavier traffic and greater use of night work.

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

In addition to accepted standards in trench protection, such as the trench box, trench equipment companies may also include safety training, along with the products and services that they provide. In this concluding segment to his feature article, “A Life or Death Matter,” author Daniel C. Brown highlights available shield,

A Life-or-Death Matter

A Life-or-Death Matter

An average of 1,000 lost-time trench collapses occur every year, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. In 2013, trenching hazards resulted in 30 known deaths nationwide. Authorities estimate that up to 100 fatalities may occur every year, but many are unreported. We can do better. Trench

Building Down

Building Down

For most contractors, “underground” has meant trenches down Main Street, tearing up multiple spaces in parking lots, spoiling the calm and neatness of residential streets to repair or update infrastructure, and then the costly replacing and reshaping of what was removed. I’m not going to talk about trenches in this

Safety in the Trenches

Safety in the Trenches

If you have no idea what it is like to be crushed and trapped by earth in a trench, you should meet somebody who has suffered that trauma…and can talk about it. I know such a man. He has great difficulty talking, walks slowly and painfully with two canes, and

Reviewing Trench Safety

Every day, workers are injured or killed in trench collapses. “Safety is no accident,” says Dave Adler, who recently retired from the fire service in Illinois, where he was deputy chief of operations and a technical rescue instructor. Adler has seen hundreds of trench collapses and has instructed the New

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