The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) teamed up with the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and Republic Services to discuss the issues of heat-related illnesses and injuries in the waste and recycling industry during a media teleconference on Monday.
In an effort to boost awareness about the dangers of heat, OSHA created a water-rest-shade campaign that includes educational resources, tips on how to use the heat index, training and an online toolkit. The NWRA also launched its own “Water. Rest. Shade” campaign, which included a weeklong Safety Stand Down focused on this topic in May.