Waste Treatment and Management

Waste Management Health and Safety

Date Added Resource Source
Jan 2013

NIOSH Factsheet: Solid Waste Industry


The solid waste industry (Waste Management and Remediation, NAICS 562) consists of 3 groups: Collection; Treatment and Disposal; and Other Waste Remediation Services. This fact sheet provides safety and health information for this industry.

Apr 2008

Occupational Hazards: Report Highlights Safety Concerns in Sanitation Industry


This article by Laura Walker in Occupational Hazards highlights findings from a report released by the National Commission of Inquiry into the Worker Health and Safety Crisis in the Solid Waste Industry and the Teamsters Union.

(Occupational Hazards)
Apr 2006

Orphaned compressed gas cylinders in the waste and recycling industries (PDF)


This best practice guidance was written in consultation and with the support of the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH). It contains notes on good practice which are not compulsory but which you may find helpful in considering what you need to do.

May 2005

Waste Industry Safety and health – Reducing the risks (PDF)


This leaflet has been produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in consultation with the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH). It is written for supervisory staff and employees and provides a checklist of standards to aim at.

May 2005

The Art and Science of Safety


Whether you manage a landfill, a materials recovery facility or a collection company, safety should be an integral and natural part of your operations. However, there can be a treacherous gulf between what you are willing (and able) to spend and what you must, in order to properly execute safety objectives and meet federal and state requirements.

May 2005

Safe Transport in Waste Management and Recycling (PDF)


This is one of a series of best practice documents designed and facilitated by the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum to help the waste management industry achieve improvements in critical safety areas.

May 2005

Health and Safety in the Waste Management and Recycling Industries – Information


This page provides links to sources of information and guidance on health and safety in the United Kingdom Waste Management and Recycling industries.