of solid waste is comprised of three basic groups:
businesses focused on the treatment and proper disposal of waste
businesses focusing on special usages of select kinds of
just a few ideas to get you started on practices your business
can implement to reduce employee time off the job due to
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
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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