Safety Summit Agenda

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM (EST)

Enjoy this preview of the SWANA Managing MSW Collection Systems Course - Lesson 10: Safety & Compliance.

The SWANA Managing MSW Collection Systems course addresses emerging technology and best practices for the collection of residential solid waste and recyclables from single- and multi-family residences. This session will show part of Lesson 10: Safety & Compliance from the course.

In this lesson, instructor Becky Caldwell will help you understand that MSW collection is one of the most dangerous professions in North America and what factors make the industry so dangerous. She’ll also talk about how to gather best management practices for safety and understand training requirements for compliance.

If you’re interested in taking the full course, check out the SWANA May Virtual Training Center.

1:25 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)
Ryan Fogelman - Fire Rover LLC

Hear from Fire Rover about how to prevent fires at waste disposal facilities and MRFs.

Controlling Fires at Waste & Recycling Facilities: Scope – Consequences - Solutions
Waste and recycling facilities have been hit with an increasing number of fire incidents due to hazards including lithium-ion batteries. These fires have an estimated cost of over $2.5 billion per year in the US and Canada that are unfairly borne by operators, local fire departments, the environment, and the public. During this session Ryan Fogelman will review the scope of the fire problem, the costs incurred by operators including the resulting unhealthy insurance options, and how the Fire Rover solution has evolved to solve these problem for our clients with early detection and fire elimination solutions.
SWANA CEU: .25

Pre-Conference Activity | Controlling Fires at Waste & Recycling Facilities: Scope – Consequences – Solutions
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
James "Jim" Frederick - U.S. OSHA
David Biderman - SWANA
Suzanne Sturgeon - SCS Field Services West

Join us as we kick-off the virtual Safety Summit.

Join us as we kick-off the virtual Safety Summit with a welcome message from Jim Frederick, U.S. OSHA Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary; David Biderman, SWANA Executive Director & CEO; and Suzanne Sturgeon, SWANA Safety Committee Chair. Learn how to get the most out of your Summit experience and why at SWANA – safety matters!

2:17 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
Jesse Maxwell - SWANA

A look at trends in solid waste-related fatal incidents, both among workers and the public, and how the pandemic has affected industry safety.

Moderator: Das Soligo, Manager of Solid Waste Services, Solid Waste Services Division, County of Wellington, ON

SWANA's annual report on industry fatalities is a valuable tool to understanding the leading causes of deaths in solid waste and how to prevent them. Jesse Maxwell, SWANA Advocacy & Safety Senior Manager, will provide an in-depth review of the 2020 data, being shared here for the first time. We will look at trends in solid waste-related fatal incidents, both among workers and the public, and explore how the pandemic has affected industry safety.

SWANA CEU: .25

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM (EST)
John Andel - Leck Waste Services
Larry Christley - Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

Leck Waste Services of Greater Philadelphia transformed its safety program—see how!

Leck Waste Services of Greater Philadelphia transformed its safety program by introducing new weekly safety training, an enhanced new hire orientation program, defensive driving training, video recording systems in all vehicles, and many other valuable improvements. The result was a significant drop in its Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) from 10.77 in 2018 to 4.878 in 2019 and reductions in auto liability and workman’s compensation claims. As a result, they were named SWANA's 2020 Biggest Safety Improvement Award winner. Join this session where Larry Christley of the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation will host a conversation with John Andel, Leck Waste Services' Corporate Director of Health, Safety and Compliance. You'll learn how Leck Waste Services built an award-winning program and how you can do the same.

SWANA CEU: .25

2:47 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
Shawn Mandel - Waste Connections, Inc.
Jim Olson - Republic Services

In this session, two safety leaders will share how their companies reduce risk during collection and how you can, too.

Moderator: Dennis Batts, Program Manager, Emergency Operations and Safety, Solid Waste Management Program, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Fairfax County, VA

In this session, two safety leaders will share how their companies reduce risk during collection and how you can, too. Jim Olson of Republic Services will talk about driving safety and how best to protect workers and the public. Shawn Mandel will look at safety during collection stops and how to reduce vulnerability when out of the cab. After a short presentation, Olson and Mandel will engage in a conversation about addressing the leading causes collection injuries and fatalities.

SWANA CEU: .75

Collection Safety Session
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM (EST)
3:40 PM - 4:25 PM (EST)
Clay Layne - Caterpillar
Jerry Peters - Rumpke Waste and Recycling

Post-collection work is dynamic and workers face many hazards throughout their day. But these experts have insights on how to mitigate them.

Moderator: Earl Gloster, Director, Solid Waste/General Services, City of Clearwater, FL

Post-collection work is dynamic and workers face many hazards throughout their day. Jerry Peters of Rumpke Waste and Recycling will share how they have identified these hazards and successfully mitigated them across their many operations. He’ll also provide insights on how they addressed the leading cause of post-collection injuries -- slips, trips and falls. Clay Layne of Caterpillar will talk about how to remain safe when working on and around heavy equipment. With proper strategies in place, workers can reduce the risks of injury or death from yellow iron and other machinery.

SWANA CEU: .75

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
Ellen Smyth - City of El Paso
David Biderman - SWANA
Jeff Martin - Waste Management

An exploration of what your company or agency should be doing in response to the ongoing pandemic, how to respond to "COVID fatigue," and how employers can play a role in vaccination efforts.

Moderator: Steve Mauer, Interim Landfill Manager, Regulatory Compliance Specialist, South Central Solid Waste Authority, NM

What actions should your company or agency be taking in response to the ongoing pandemic, and how are you responding to "COVID fatigue?" How will you encourage employees to get the vaccines? When will you and your workers be eligible for the vaccines? This session will address those issues and other Coronavirus-related questions.

SWANA CEU: .5

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)

Meet the speakers from the Virtual Safety Summit. They will be taking questions during this special session and talking more about the day's topics.

Meet the speakers who presented during the SWANA Virtual Safety Summit. They will be taking questions during this special session and talking more about the day's topics. A great way to interact with other attendees and share what you've learned.

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