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Jun 19, 2014

Temporary Workers Need Training to Reduce Risk of Injury—Especially in the Heat

The waste and recycling industry uses more than 5,000 temporary workers per day. When workers start a new job they are at increased risk of injury,....More
Apr 08, 2014

The Safety Triangle

The “three elements of safety” concept was well received at the National Waste & Recycling Association’s recent Waste & Recycling Industry Conference....More
Mar 12, 2014

Triangle of Success

There seem to be some parallels between the mining industry and the waste and recycling industry, with a large number of companies in the latter....More
Jan 10, 2014

Safety First: The Devil You Don’t Know

Risk assessment can help head off hazards associated with a broadening array of waste services....More
Oct 21, 2013

Safety First: The Road from Ruin

Looking for precedents in improving industry-wide safety standards....More
Sep 09, 2013

Safety First: Back to the Future?

Why lagging indicators may not be the best metrics for tracking safety....More
Jun 03, 2013

Safety First: Safe Succession

One door closes and another one opens for your intrepid safety columnist....More
Apr 29, 2013

Safety First: WasteExpo Wisdom

WasteExpo 2013 in New Orleans promises numerous opportunities for safety education....More
Mar 31, 2013

Safety First: Transcontinental Training

NSWMA education events confirm the universal need for safety training....More
Mar 11, 2013

Safety First: Backing Up OSHA

The waste and recycling industry aids OSHA in its quest to eliminate backing accidents....More
Feb 03, 2013

Safety First: Cautious Checklist

Seven tips for safer waste and recycling operations in the New Year....More
Jan 07, 2013

Give the Gift of Safety

Helping those in greatest need of waste safety resources – but who may not know it....More
Nov 26, 2012

Safety First: Fatal Mistake

Closer analysis of key federal solid waste collection fatality statistic eases concerns....More
Oct 15, 2012

Safety First: Heroes at the Helm

Changes to EIA’s Driver of the Year program for 2013 aim for broader nominations....More
Oct 05, 2012

Safety First: Big Apple, Big Concerns

A look at the variables possibly hampering safe waste operations in New York City....More
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Phil Hagan

Phil Hagan is the Director of Safety for the National Waste & Recycling Association, a practicing attorney and teaches at Georgetown University.
What's Safety First?

Phil Hagan, director of safety for the National Waste & Recycling Associa, keeps an eye on safety issues affecting the waste and recycling industries.

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