of solid waste is comprised of three basic groups:
2) businesses focused on the treatment and proper disposal of waste materials
3) businesses focusing on special usages of select kinds of waste materials.
just a few ideas to get you started on practices your business
can implement to reduce employee time off the job due to
In addition, it’s important to remember that in many regions, hot temperatures and heat-waves are common-place throughout the year and especially damaging in the summer months and can increase incidence rates of heat exhaustion for those working outside. This is particularly significant to those in waste management working in dense, urban areas where high temperatures can combine with ozone to create a very dangerous condition for employees.
As a waste management owner or manager, it's important to be aware that high ozone levels can bring about breathing problems and aggravate lung conditions for those working outside. When a municipality issues an ozone alert, a work plan needs to be in place so that risk is limited for those employed in a strenuous, outdoor capacity. You can learn more about your region’s ozone performance readings, by searching for the comprehensive data published on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. Remember that as a business owner, the health and safety of your employees is your responsibility. Sick days and injuries will affect your bottom line so do all that you can to make sure all employees are well trained and working safe!
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