Rreduce accidents and injuries and ensure worker safety and health outcomes during daily material recovery and organics processing facility operations through attention to hazards and making worker protection a part of company culture. material recovery accidents and injury.
- Verify that weekly safety and equipment usage demonstrations and training are being conducted for all employees
- “Accessible” Training (Mandatory for new hires; and ongoing for existing employees) that is available in the predominant/fluent language of the workers being trained; graphic-based or video training; globalized hazard recognition symbols used
- Operates in a documented safety-training system that complies with all or most of SWANA’s recommended ANSI safety guidelines as applicable: https://swana.org/Safety/ANSIStandardsforWasteandRecycling.aspx
Accomplish increased operational regulation, safety resources, and safety awareness campaigns by implementing the relevant SWANA safety recommendations.
- Complete all employee safety and health training programs
- Complete and record Risk Assessments for all work tasks
- Implement a system to report near-misses
- Implement and follow a Safe Driving Policy & training for facility rolling stock (option: using SWANA’s template)
Monitor, record, and report worker fatalities and injuries
- Incentivize workers for monitoring, recording, and reporting worker fatalities and injuries
- Disconnect incentive programs from accident-free periods
- Conduct regular safety training at least weekly for all employees
- Create and maintain standard operating procedures based on industry best practices
Regularly hold focus group meetings between employees and employers. Ensure both parties have the opportunity to communicate opinions on the effectiveness of worker safety regulation, and suggestions for improvement
- Regularly hold focus group meetings comprised of employees only to discuss the effectiveness of worker safety regulation, and suggestions for improvement.
- Have a safety committee regularly present findings and recommendations from these employee-only focus groups to the employer
Mandatory: Implement an ongoing safety and equipment usage training program Tier 1: “Accessible” Training (Mandatory for new hires; ongoing) Training is available in the predominant/fluent language of the workers being trained; graphic-based or video training; globalized hazard recognition symbols used Tier 2: Conduct an OSHA (or equivalent)-Level audit by a qualified auditor OSHA-level audits follow the official forms [include form #s in the credit, which must be completely filled out Qualified auditors include: Federal or State OSHA inspector; Insurance inspector; Union safety official; Tier 3: Full remediation of all OSHA (or equivalent) incidents reported