SWANA, SWANA’s New Jersey and New York State Chapters, and the U.S. Division of Labor’s Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA) Regional Workplace in New York have signed a Regional Alliance settlement to assist shield employees from well being and security hazards current in all points of the strong waste trade. OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Mendelson, SWANA CEO & Govt Director David Biderman, SWANA New Jersey Chapter President Mind E. Henning, and SWANA New York Chapter President Luann Meyer signed the two-year settlement throughout a digital ceremony on April 14, 2022. The Alliance will work to cut back and stop publicity to transportation hazards, akin to backovers and distracted driving; slips, journeys, and falls; needlestick accidents; warmth and chilly stress; musculoskeletal accidents; and different subjects, with specific emphasis on outreach to small and medium sized employers.
“We’re excited to be working with OSHA on the regional stage to cut back the frequency of employee fatalities and accidents in New York and New Jersey,” acknowledged David Biderman, SWANA Govt Director. “There have been two deadly incidents in New Jersey over the previous 9 months that might have been prevented by means of higher security schooling, coaching, and communications. This Regional Alliance will assist SWANA develop its security outreach to small haulers and others.”
“Public-private sector partnerships targeted on employee security and well being coaching in any respect ranges are a confirmed technique to reinforce employee security within the waste assortment trade,” mentioned OSHA Regional Administrator Mendelson in New York, New York. “Partnerships like these make a major distinction in making certain employees can thrive in a tradition of security.”
“The New Jersey Chapter of SWANA is honored to be partnered with OSHA’s Regional NY Workplace and our sister Chapter in NY State. This relationship brings collectively three organizations which might be dedicated to security and to selling a secure work setting for all these working within the strong waste trade,” mentioned Henning. “Our collective purpose is to make sure that our employees are correctly skilled, educated, and knowledgeable in regards to the many dangers within the strong waste trade to allow them to return residence safely to their households on the finish of every workday. This Alliance is one other step in the precise route for our trade!”
“The SWANA-NY Chapter is thrilled to signal onto this Regional Alliance with OSHA,” acknowledged Meyer. “We’re supportive of latest and revolutionary methods to get the protection message out to our trade’s employees in order that they’ll arrive residence safely on daily basis. Sadly, New York has seen too many accidents and fatalities happen in our trade and we need to try to make that quantity zero. This Alliance will assist us to achieve that purpose.”
This Alliance with the OSHA Regional Workplace in New York is one other step in SWANA’s dedication to cut back employee accidents and fatalities by means of consciousness, coaching, and schooling.