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Category Archives: News

Interesting Patterns in Accident Data

July 13th, 2012

A WASTEC member presented interesting new data on garbage truck collisions at WasteExpo to the NSWMA-WASTEC Safety Committee. The data, collected from more than 2,000 event recorders on garbage trucks, revealed: 1. More collisions occur on Monday than any other day of the week. 2. There is a noticeable increase in collisions in October – December. 3.    Continue Reading

Landfill Safety Concerns

July 13th, 2012

Allowing smaller vehicles to dump in and around commercial trucks is a big safety issue for landfill operators and their customers. It can be dangerous when a contractor or Joe-citizen parks his vehicle close to a truck as he is unlatching a compactor box or roll-off box. Compactors are often under pressure and will fly open and    Continue Reading

Reuse It: The Movie

May 15th, 2012

Reuse It: The Movie is a 12 minute video from Bring Recycling. Learn all about the reuse of building materials in Oregon. Original music, animation and dynamic footage tell the story of Oregon’s reuse industry and how reuse helps the environment while being creative and fun. Reuse It: The Movie As part of BRING’s mission to    Continue Reading

ODOT “Look. Yield. Safe a life.” Poster

April 20th, 2012