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2018 NWRA Professional Development Series - New Jersey

Wed, Jul 11, 2018   thru Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe, Teaneck, NJ


Safety Professional Development Series

Hosted by Sal Mastriani, Action Environmental

This is a free full-day event with lunch being provided being hosted by Sal Mastriani from Action Environmental.   In addition to our speakers, the event will also feature a roundtable identifying how NWRA can support your safety needs. NWRA will use this information to achieve its Strategic Safety Initiatives. These include removing the collection industry from the top 10 most dangerous occupations, reducing distracted driving incidents and finding collaboration opportunities to leverage safety efforts.



8:00 am – 8:45 am

Introduction, Opening Remarks, Understanding Safety Culture

  • Anthony Hargis, NWRA Director of Safety


8:45 am – 9:45 am

A Healthy Focus on Human Capital - Why Post Offer Pre-Hire Functional Capacity Testing?

  • Dr. Ben Hoffman MD, MPH at WorkSTEPS EHS.


BREAK 9:45 am – 10:00 am


10:00 am – 11:00 am

OSHA – What You Need To Know – Audit Readiness

  • Daniel Callahan, CSP, Board Certified Safety Professional


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

DOT Compliance 101 – Audit Readiness

  • Tony Cardamone, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Concorde, Inc


LUNCH 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Heat Illness Prevention, Hydration and Recovery in Worker Performance

  • Mark Paulsen, President/Founder, Working Athlete


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

ANSI Z245 - How it impacts our industry

  • Bret Biggers, NWRA Director of Statistics & Standards and ANSI Secretariat


BREAK 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm


2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Fleet Maintenance – How to use FMCSA’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) web portal

  • Anthony Hargis, NWRA Director of Safety


3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

How data impacts our industry - Bureau of Labor Statistics Injury, Illness, and Fatality Data

  • Anthony Hargis, NWRA Director of Safety
  • Bret Biggers, NWRA Director of Statistics & Standards and ANSI Secretariat

Round Table Discussion / Closing comments



PDS Location

Action Carting Environmental Service, Inc in the:

Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe

100 Frank W. Burr Blvd.

Teaneck, NJ 07666

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Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe  for 179.00 USD  per night

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Safety Professional Development Series (PDS)

PDSs are half-day, educational and capability building sessions, which were scheduled in regional locations to bring local industry companies together to build their capabilities in the areas of regulatory compliance, Safety Culture, use of technology, and Distracted Driving. The event topics and materials were developed in direct response to the Safety Committee, Small Hauler’s Roundtable discussions and reviews held throughout the year. These events, also, give our Supplier Members a chance to present in the area of their subject matter expertise.


The presentations provided safety personnel, operations managers, and front line supervisors with a basic understanding of their safety, compliance, and, most importantly, their individual responsibility to the employees’ personal health and wellbeing. The topics included: OSHA and DOT compliance, Eliminating Distractions, Fleet Management Technology, and Operational Excellence Process Improvement, with a connecting theme of Safety Culture and Employee Engagement. Scalable solutions were provided to the attendees that will empower them to improve their safety management systems and strongly engage employees for solution-based results.


Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe
100 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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