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Sample Solid Waste Manual

Last Updated 06/11/2021

IMWCA currently serves most of the publicly-owned solid waste facilities including landfills, recycling centers, transfer stations and household hazardous waste sites.

The Sample Solid Waste Manual was developed to assist these members with continuing to provide safe work environments. This manual is a template to not only provide access to the safety policies and practices that solid waste agencies are obligated to establish and provide for their employees, it also identifies common vulnerabilities for solid waste agencies and employees.

This manual attempts to identify many of the safety standards that apply to landfill, recycling, composting and transfer station operations under OSHA 1910 General Industry Standards and 1926 Construction Standards. A link to the OSHA standard for further detail and key points that operators must consider in developing these programs. Links to Model OSHA programs are attached to help emplo

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