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OSHA Information

ISRI-Signing1In October of 2015 the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the formation of an Alliance to promote health and safety in workplaces throughout the recycling industry. Through the Alliance, ISRI will team with OSHA to provide ISRI’s members and others with information, guidance, training, and other resources to protect the health and safety of workers within the scrap recycling industry.

One of the goals of the new Alliance is to promote a culture of safety within the scrap recycling industry that works towards the reduction of workplace-incidents and prevention of worker exposure to hazards. This includes those associated with powered industrial trucks and other machinery, insufficient hazard communication, lead, improper electrical wiring methods, control of hazardous energy, and others. Injury, illness, and hazard exposure data will be used to prioritize areas of emphasis for Alliance activities.

As part of the Alliance, ISRI and OSHA will collaborate on events such as ISRI Safety and Environmental Council (ISEC) meetings, ISRI’s Safety Stand-Down Day, and ISRI’s annual convention to provide compliance assistance for attendees, and promote and distribute OSHA, ISRI, and other available safety resources. Both sides will also include information within current publications regarding cooperative programs in which ISRI members could benefit.

Alliance Activities

  • In conjunction with the OSHA/ISRI Safety Alliance we are providing OSHA technical resources and products that contain critical safety and health information including information from the OSHA Flood Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

  • Heat Stress is very real and it can arise in many different situations. Forms of heat stress include heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Being able to recognize and prevent the signs and symptoms of heat stress and knowing how to treat them if they arise will be your first line of defense in making sure that heat related illness does not overtake you or your co-workers. This document offers knowledge and resources so that you may educate yourself and your workforce on this important topic.

Regulatory Update

2018 Stand-Down Day

2018 Safety Stand-Down Day saw ISRI Member facilities from across the U.S. and Canada shut down operations to engage in safety education.

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Tony Smith
VP, Safety
(260) 409-9561