• Scrap Chat: Planning for Safety Stand-Down Day

  • ISRI Vice President of Safety Tony Smith joins this episode of Scrap Chat to talk about the recycling industry's upcoming Safety Stand-Down Day on June 16, 2021. On this day, each company is asked to take one hour on each shift to celebrate its workforce and health & safety programs. Some of the ways ISRI members have celebrated Safety Stand-Down Day include:

    • Holding a training class;
    • Conducting blind spot drills around mobile equipment;
    • Reviewing near misses and other potentially serious injuries that may have happened in the work environment; and
    • Holding open forums with employees to discuss ways to continuously improve the health & safety program (seek input and buy-in).

    ISRI has put together a number of resources to help companies prepare.

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