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2018 Safety Stand Down on Backing

Mon, Feb 12, 2018   thru Fri, Feb 16, 2018


This week-long training and awareness effort is focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents which represents a common challenge for the industry. Fatalities caused by backing vehicles continue to be a leading cause of preventable deaths for waste & recycling workers, accounting for nearly 30% of industry worker fatalities in 2015. NHTSA’s extensive research study of 10,092 fatalities of truck crashes involving cars. The study showed that large trucks were at-fault for 87 of 89 backing crash fatalities (98%) involving cars.

Please join NWRA and our partners the week of February 12-16, 2018 in creating a Safer, Smarter, Stronger waste & recycling industry. Members of the waste and recycling industry are asked to join in NWRA’s commitment toward significantly improving safety for the waste and recycling industry by taking part in this effort.

Participation in the stand down means that (name of company) has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to: 

1.      Conducting  a risk assessment at job sites and review safety policies and procedures for backing.

2.      Review company policies, procedures, consider enhancements, and then training employees on any changes.

3.      Posting Stand Down materials to the company website, in employee meeting rooms and on social media sites.

4.       Using a series of five editions of Safety Monday to share with employees during the event

Register here to pledge to take part in the week-long Stand Down for safety. Participants will receive a toolkit of resources for the Stand Down upon registration.

Please note that if you participates in any of the 2017 Safety Stand Downs, you will automatically be enrolled in this 2018 Stand Down on backing. If you choose not to participate, please email to be removed from the registrants list.