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Sanitation Worker Safety Training

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OSHA Required Training

Fall Protection OSHA Regulation: 1926.503(a)

When OSHA Requires Fall Protection Training:

Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change in the workplace or the employer has reason to believe that a trained employee does not have the understanding and skill necessary to perform the job safely.

Downloadable Fall Protection Training Resources (free):

  • Fall Protection Powerpoint

  • Fall Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fall Protection Training Videos (paid):

  • Fall Protection by Atlantic Training

  • Fall Protection: Prevent Falling with PPE by Atlantic Training

  • Fall Protection The Right Connection by Coastal Training

Ladder / Stairway OSHA Regulation: 1926.1060

When OSHA Requires Ladder / Stairway Training:

Employees that are required to use ladders or stairways should be trained on the hazards associated with their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Provide retraining so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired from the training.

Downloadable Ladder / Stairway Training Resources (free):

  • Ladder Safety Powerpoint

  • Ladder Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ladder Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • ladder safety

    Ladder Safety by Atlantic Training

  • ladder safety

    Ladder Safety in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Stairways & Ladders by Coastal Training

Scaffolding OSHA Regulation: 1926.454

When OSHA Requires Scaffolding Training:

Required for employees that are required to work while on a scaffold. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change or when the employee is observed being unsafe.

Downloadable Scaffolding Resources (free):

  • Scaffolding Powerpoint

  • Scaffolding Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Scaffolding Training Videos (paid):

  • Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Supported Scaffolding Safety by Atlantic Training

First Aid OSHA Regulation: 1910.266 App B

When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:

In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.

Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):

  • Basic First Aid Powerpoint

  • First Aid Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

First Aid Training Videos (paid):

  • First Aid by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid: React & Respond AHA by Summit Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training
(Not required by OSHA)

Heat Stress

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Heat Stress Training Resources (free):

  • Heat Illness Prevention Powerpoint

  • Heat Stress Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Heat Stress Training Videos (paid):

  • Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • Heat Stress in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Hand, Wrist and Finger

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Hand, Wrist and Finger Training Resources (free):

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Powerpoint

  • Hand Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hand, Wrist and Finger Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand, Wrist & Finger Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Hand Safety It's In Your Hands by Coastal Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training



Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

3.4% (rough approximation based on waste management and remediation services industry) 3.4% Annual Injury Rate

Sanitation Worker Safety Tips

Quick Tip

It is unfortunately very common across the country for sanitation workers to be killed by the trucks they ride on. Make sure that your driver is aware of your position at all times and that he maintains a constant, slow speed.

Streets, dumpsters, and large amounts of debris don’t clean themselves. Sanitation workers strive every day to make their community a little cleaner, and a little bit better. But it’s not just a dirty job; it can also be a dangerous one. The heavy equipment required to empty dumpsters and trashcans has to be maneuvered through narrow alleys and busy corridors filled with traffic. Trashcans themselves can be heavy and potentially contain materials that are hazardous to sanitation workers well being. That’s why sanitation workers need to pay careful attention to safety precautions when out collecting a city’s trash. By being just a little bit more careful, sanitation workers will improve their efficiency and greatly reduce the chance of any on the job accidents.

Wear the Proper Personal Protective Equipment

  • There is no telling what you might be handling. It’s possible that the materials coming out of the trash will be dangerous or harmful to your health. Pay close attention and wear the right gear at all times to be safe.
  • Goggles or a face shield will protect your eyes from any noxious fumes or chemicals that might splash over.
  • Facemasks will help you to deal with bad odor and keep your breathing safe from harmful fumes.
  • Use the correct, tough gloves in case there are any sharps or hazardous objects present.
  • Brightly colored vests will help alert people to your presence and signal that they should use extra caution while driving near where you are working.
  • Never operate heavy machinery if you are drowsy or have started a new medication.

Be careful operating the truck

  • A sanitation truck is a piece of heavy machinery and should be treated as such.
  • Always keep the truck properly inspected. Perform regular maintenance.
  • Make sure the alarm alerting people to the truck going in reverse is working as well as any hydraulic components before heading out for a pick-up.
  • Be aware of wear your partner is at all times. Stay in communication so they do not accidentally get in the truck’s path.

Know how to deal with hazardous chemicals and objects

  • Always follow the basic guidelines that dictate how to dispose of bio hazardous waste and chemicals.
  • Put bio waste, sharps, and any other potentially hazardous chemicals in properly labeled receptacles.
  • Keep all equipment clean and sanitized to protect yourself from harmful bacteria that can easily spread from waste products.
  • Stay in shape and be properly rested before shifts. This will help you to keep your immune system strong.
  • If you find something during your routine that you believe to be unsafe or hazardous, report it before handling it. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
  • Always lift heavy items with your legs and never your back. If you think an item will be too heavy for you, ask for help. Don’t strain yourself to lift a heavy trashcan.

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