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First major safety practices manual update released

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) have partnered to release the 2013 revised Manual of Recommended Safety Practices for the waste and recycling industry.

For additional information, visit this site for the safety manual.

The manual will help safety practitioners and operations managers handle the most significant safety challenges facing waste and recycling service companies and will serve as a resource for all levels of waste and recycling personnel, including managers and supervisors; drivers and crew; equipment operators; process line workers; and maintenance personnel.

In addition to funding from EIA and EREF, the update to the manual was underwritten with support from Advanced Disposal, DriveCam, Ecotech, E.L. Harvey & Sons, IESI, Interstate Waste Services, Labrie, Land and Lakes, McNeilus, Pirtek, Preco, Recology, Republic Services, Rumpke, Veolia, Volvo, Caterpillar, Waste Connections, Waste Industries, Waste Management, WastePro, WCA and West Central Sanitation.

For the first time, EIA will offer companies multi-copy licenses for the safety manual. The manual will be downloadable for e-readers (Kindle or iPad) or available as a printed-and-bound book. EIA members may purchase a copy of the updated manual for $275 per copy. The non-member price is $400 per copy.