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  • Sundt Construction named industry’s safest in the nation

    Sundt Construction, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2015 by the Associated General Contractors of America.

  • U.S. EPA requires Southern California contractor to warn residents of lead-based paint dangers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently fined G.D. Friend, Inc. (operating as Everlast Home Energy Solutions) $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule while performing renovation work at two residential properties in Southern California.

  • Astec Mobile Screens honored for safety record

    Astec Mobile Screens (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens) was recently recognized for achieving a superior safety rating for Astec Industries companies in 2015.

  • NWRA sets guidelines to improve safety

    The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) released new safety Best Practices for operators of material recovery facilities (MRFs), landfills and transfer stations as part of its comprehensive industry-wide safety effort.

  • Aluminum Association notes industry’s safest year ever

    2014 was the safest year on record for the U.S. aluminum industry, according to recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • ISRI adds Cirone as new vice president of safety

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has hired Therese Cirone for the newly created position of vice president of safety, charged with leading all of ISRI’s safety efforts. Cirone’s responsibilities will include managing all elements of ISRI’s safety program, providing safety guidance to members, serving as a liaison with OSHA and working with ISRI’s team of safety professionals to strengthen and develop new tools and resources for members to enhance their safety programs.

    Cirone is looking forward to working with the ISRI safety team to assist the membership in enhancing safety cultures and encouraging safety leadership throughout the organization.

    Prior to joining ISRI Cirone was the vice president of health, environment, safety and security at the Chlorine Institute. Her primary responsibilities included providing leadership and support for the health and safety team, the environment and security team and associated issues and concerns in these areas along with developing guidelines, safety and health alerts, projects, regulatory updates and training seminars/workshops.

    Before coming to the DC area Cirone held EHS leadership positions within various industries including RSR Corporation – a lead recycling operation – Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company/Occidental Chemical Corporation and Halliburton Energy Services.

    Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

  • ISRI conducts safety day

    As part of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Safety Stand-Down Day, recyclers showed their commitment to safety as a core value.

  • Nave receives responsible recycling certification

    Nave Communications, a subsidiary of ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc., has received Responsible Recycling (R2) certification, the highest industry standard for environmental responsibility and safety.

  • Metal shredders fined for safety

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued Metal Shredders 1 willful and 8 serious safety violations involving electrical safe work practices and has proposed penalties of $115,000 to the company.

  • ISRI Transportation Safety Awards entry period now open

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has opened the entry period for this year’s Transportation Safety Awards.

  • Recyclers answer the call to take part in safety stand-down day

    Companies dedicated one hour per shift to safety training
  • EPA and Kimberly Clark recognize professional truck drivers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the American Trucking Associations, Kimberly Clark and the entire trucking industry, honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day.

  • National association hires new director of safety

    National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) president and chief executive officer Sharon H. Kneiss welcomed John Haudenshield, NW&RA’s new director of safety. Haudenshield will work with industry stakeholders to address industry safety issues and to expand the association’s safety program.

    Haudenshield brings extensive corporate safety experience to NW&RA, having begun his career as a safety professional in waste and recycling industry operations and environmental, health and safety (EOSH) compliance. During 14 years of progressive experience leading EOSH compliance and management systems, he also held senior level safety and risk management positions for Diageo, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Unique Industries and Cycle Systems. While with Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Diageo, John was able to further corporate safety initiatives within automated, high-speed manufacturing sites, as well as across a direct store delivery sales region.

    Haudenshield has extensive experience with DOT Compliance, Driver Safety, Incident Management and Safety & Environmental Management Systems (OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001).

    Published in the September 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Rubber established as playground safety surface

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) disclosed that it played a significant role in the establishment of standard specifications for loose-fill rubber used in playground surfacing.

  • Florida passes legislation to protect workers

    Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law legislation aimed at preventing road accidents and fatalities involving waste and recycling workers and vehicles caused by careless drivers.

  • Advantage Metals Recycling awarded for safety standards

    Nine of Advantage Metals Recycling’s (AMR) scrap metal recycling facilities received the 2014 Corporate Safety Award from The Safety Council of the Ozarks, a regional branch of the National Safety Council.