To prevent solid waste collection injuries:

  • An applicable worker safety program should be established
  • Before the solid waste truck is moved, visible hand signal communication between the driver and tipper should be established
  • A standard operating procedure (SOP) should be established for stacking dumpsters as a result of a job hazard analysis
  • A drug testing program should be incorporated in a worker safety program
  • Pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections should be performed
  • An ANSI ISEA 107-1999 safety vest should be worn at all times when on duty
  • Do not ride on the steps if the truck is going faster than 10mph or for more than 0.2 miles

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Published in Kentucky Haz Alert, v. 8, issue 3.