As big business in America continues to grow, so does the Waste Management industry. According to an IBISWorld report, the Waste Collection Services industry has performed steadily over the last five years, growing at an annualized rate of 2.1% to $52.9 billion, including projected growth of 1.2% in 2019.
Each and every day, this important employment sector performs necessary but difficult waste management tasks, exposing them to the risk of sustaining an injury from:
- Manual handling and manipulating of waste
- Strenuous working postures including standing, bending and lifting
- Prolonged exposure to vibrations from driving vehicles and work equipment
- Exposure to chemical substances and biological agents
- Work organization issues including pace of work, long hours and job control
- Mechanical hazards potentially causing breaks, cuts and bruises
The Waste Management industry is classified as having one of the highest fatality rates in the United States. In fact, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) identified at least 30 Waste Management worker fatalities in both the U.S. and Canada through August 2019. That translates to an average of more than four worker fatalities each month. It’s a sobering reminder of the hazardous conditions that workers in the Waste Management industry face every day.
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