July 6, 2016—The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) today announced the launch of its third safety stand down with an emphasis on keeping communities safe during the back to school season. NWRA’s Back to School Safety Stand Down will provide information and guidance material to address driver distractions, benchmarked successful practices and operations planning for waste and recycling collectors to improve safety in school zones and bus stops around them.
The 2016 NWRA Safety Stand Down on Back to School Safety launches on August 22 with a weeklong training and awareness initiative focused around added safety precautions to protect students, teachers and families from harm during this busy season. This NWRA Safety Stand Down will include a daily focus on safety issues related to managing distractions, creating safe behaviors, and implementing operational controls that will help keep streets safer while more buses and cars are on the roadways including parents driving their children to school to teachers and college students heading in to their classes. This Safety Stand Down will conclude on August 26, 2016.