Worker Safety at Landfills and other Solid Waste Facilities

Asher TobinIn The News, Solid Waste Recycling

Sanitation works smile in front of their truck on a street

Safety is always a primary concern of solid waste management facilities and transporters alike, and the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health share that concern. DOH’s Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (NY FACE) investigates work-related fatalities and proposes injury prevention measures. Below are some of NY FACE’s recent work to supplement your own safety procedures and plans.

NY FACE recently completed a report titled “Operator of a Trailer Tipper Fatally Struck by a Tractor Trailer at a Landfill”. Additional reports which investigated deaths of workers at solid waste facilities include:

You may visit the NY FACE website, where additional injury prevention products and training materials can be found