"Driving safely should be the top priority for anyone getting behind the wheel of a vehicle," said NSWMA President and CEO Sharon H. Kneiss. "This kind of legislation may make someone more careful next time they pass by a garbage truck. We want all our sanitation workers to come home every day, safe and sound.
NSWMA has championed safety for years. It's Slow Down to Get Around national campaign reminds motorists to drive more carefully near solid waste collection vehicles. Motorists are often distracted while driving and frequently crash into collection employees or vehicles—sometimes with fatal consequences.
For more information on the Slow Down to Get Around campaign, go to environmentalistseveryday.org/solid-waste-management/environmental-waste-garbage-safety-first/waste-collection-employee-safety.php
The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) is the trade association that represents the private sector solid waste and recycling services industry through its two sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC). NSWMA and WASTEC members conduct business in all 50 states and include garbage collectors, processors, recyclers, equipment manufacturers and other service providers. For more information about how innovation in the environmental services industry is helping to solve today's environmental challenges, visit environmentalistseveryday.org/environmentalists.SOURCE National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA)