Hazards associated with working in traffic, handling materials, and moving on and off garbage trucks put sanitation workers at risk. In the first two days of 2018 alone, seven sanitation workers were killed, according to the Solid Waste Association.
Federal OSHA is requiring covered establishments in State Plan states that don't have electronic recordkeeping rules to submit their 2017 injury and illness data from Form 300A. Two states are telling employers to disregard the directive.
“How do employees reconcile quality and safety when they hear they need to, in the words of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, ‘move fast and break things’?” ask Don Groover and Mike Mangan from DEKRA Insight.