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Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling – Oct. 14-15

October 14 & 15 | 2 – 4 p.m. (ET)

Join ISRI’s safety team for a relevant education and training course focusing on Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety and Prevention. The two-day online class was developed to assist employees, team leads, supervisors, plant managers, and senior leadership in understanding hazards associated with fires in the recycling and materials recovery facilities (MRF) environments. Attendees will learn ways to potentially control these hazards in an attempt to prevent significant fire losses.

All levels of recycling company employees are encouraged to attend. The course is offered for two hours over two consecutive days and co-taught by a member of ISRI’s safety team, alongside a fire professional familiar with recycling facilities.

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Tony Smith, VP of Safety, ISRI
Tony Smith, Vice President of Safety at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, D.C., brings over 20 years of safety education and training experience to the recycling industry. He began his career in safety at the North American Crane Bureau, where he served as a technical writer, crane inspector, accident investigator, and heavy equipment safety trainer. In 1999, Smith began working as a corporate safety trainer with one of the largest privately owned ferrous and nonferrous metal recyclers in North America. He has developed and delivered training programs and educational materials covering safety issues found in recycling facilities.

Dr. Ryan Nolte, Director of Safety Outreach, ISRI
Ryan Nolte is the Director of Safety Outreach for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). He has 18 years of experience managing EHS programs in the scrap recycling industry, as well as experience in a Brass foundry, the automobile industry, plastics manufacturing, and battery production. As the director of safety outreach for ISRI, Dr. Nolte assists members with EHS issues, regulatory information, conducts training, and provides guidance on EHS practices.

Dr. Nolte has a MS from Indiana State University in Occupational Health and Safety and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. 

The course is free to members and nonmembers.  

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Course participation is limited to 60 individuals.

This material was produced under grant number SH-99014-SH0 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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