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It's Back - The NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium

It's Back - The NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium

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Action is pleased to once again take part in the NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium.

This Safety Symposium promises to be a highly engaging event for all attendees—workers, managers, advocates, and city representatives.

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New York State Law - Slow Down to Get Around

New York State Law - Slow Down to Get Around

This past September New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed into law Senate Bill 4268, also known as Slow Down to Get Around. The new law requires motorist to slow down and proceed with caution when passing waste and/or recycling vehicles making collections. Drivers who fail to do so could face penalties.

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Crain's New York Event Business Of Garbage

Crain's New York Event Business Of Garbage

This past Wednesday our CEO Ron Bergamini was asked to speak on the panel for the Crain's New York Business of Garbage event with other industry leaders such as NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Chaz Miller the NWRA Director and Tom Outerbridge Sims Municipal Recycling GM.

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Skid in Oil Prices Pulls the Recycling Industry Down With It

Skid in Oil Prices Pulls the Recycling Industry Down With It

The New York Times published an article today discussing the effects that lower oil prices are having on the recycling industry.

Author David Gelles explains,

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Action Environmental to Participate in NWRA’s National Safety Stand Down

Action Environmental to Participate in NWRA’s National Safety Stand Down

Participation in the stand down means that Action Environmental Group has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to:

1. Conducting a risk assessment at job sites and review safety policies and procedures for backing.

2. Review company policies, procedures, consider enhancements, and then training employees on any changes.

3. Posting Stand Down materials to the company website, in employee meeting rooms and on social media sites.

"Action has always made the safety of our employees and community a top priority, so we are proud to participate in this nation-wide effort," said Ken Levine Director of Safety at Action Environmental Group. "Through training, effective communications and heightened awareness we are committed to helping improve safety across our industry."

Participating in this Stand Down will proved the tools, guidance and support necessary to reduce the number of backing incidents and improve safety measures.

Along with utilizing the resources from the NWRA Stand Down Tool Kit, Action Environmental will focus their monthly safety meeting around the central topic of safe backing practices. To institute these ideals in the real world safe backing observations of routes and at the disposal facilities will be conducted. Drivers and contractors will receive safety handouts all week with safe backing best practices. Safety messages will be communicated throughout the company via display monitors for all employees to see. Crews who operate under safe backing techniques will be rewarded for their continued dedication to safety.

The Stand Down brings together companies and interested parties throughout the nation to raise awareness and standards for safety by following sound safety practices and by sharing experiences and solutions. In November, NWRA's Kneiss issued a call to action on safety for the industry to work toward significantly reducing injuries and fatalities in waste and recycling facilities as part of a comprehensive, data-driven and multifaceted initiative. NWRA is making in-house experts available to member companies to assist in adapting best practices to their individual facilities and implement them accordingly.

More information about the Stand Down can be found at: https://wasterecycling.org/our-work/safety

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