Safety Training


Safety is a core value for ReMA and its members. ReMA has a safety team that provides a number of services to help recyclers evaluate and improve their operations. These include a variety of in-person and virtual offerings. Please contact for fees and additional information

ReMA Safety Services

The ReMA Blueprint - Safety Culture Assessment

The ReMA Blueprint Safety Culture Assessment has recently been updated to include more components related to Safety Culture.  The Blueprint process facilitates a discussion among senior managers that allows them to identify the strengths and weaknesses of 75 components of the facility’s safety culture.

Safety Training - General Safety Class

The General Safety s Class is a one day class which replaces ReMA’s former 10 Hour Safety Training Class and is provided at the ReMA member’s facility.

Hazard Recognition in Recycling

This course was developed in conjunction with the OSHA Susan Harwood grant program. It is relevant to scrap recyclers across all commodities who would like their employees to learn more about hazard recognition and mitigation in the operations environment.

Machine Guarding in Recycling

Machine guarding is one of the tenants of any safety program. ReMA received grant funding through OSHA’s Susan Harwood grant program to develop these materials. 

Transportation Assessment Program

ReMA offers a transportation safety assessment, which focuses on six key components:  general responsibilities, driver responsibilities, operational responsibilities, vehicle responsibilities, hazardous material responsibilities (if applicable), and crash responsibilities.

Hands-on Vehicle Inspection Class

A CMV is required for this class a tractor/trailer, or roll-off straight truck. This class focuses on the following; how to perform a thorough vehicle inspection, vehicle nomenclature, leading vehicle trend defects (lights, tires, brakes, etc.), and CVSA out-of-service criteria.

Defensive Driver Class

ReMA offers a defensive driver class (conducted in a classroom environment) which focuses on the following; how CSA impacts a driver and a company, cost of accidents and how they impact a company’s bottom line, driver etiquette recommended for state/federal roadside inspections, hours-of-service requirements, and driver distractions (cell phone requirements for drivers who operate CMV’s).

Safety Culture Training

A new Safety Culture Training class for managers and supervisors has recently been developed.  It focuses on the elements of Management Leadership, Employee Engagement and Accountability.  It is for management and supervisors but should be completed by top management first.  It can take up to 8 hours including some time in the field.   It covers several examples of things that can positively or negatively influence the Safety Culture.

Powered Industrial Vehicle Train-the-Trainer

The powered industrial vehicle operator safety train-the-trainer class is designed to provide education and training to scrap recyclers across all commodities. The aim is to provide information in a 1-day classroom and hands-on setting that will create trainers in your organization who can then continue educating your employees on powered industrial vehicle safety.

Material Handler Train-the-Trainer

The Material Handler Train-the-Trainer includes one full day in the classroom covering equipment related safety information and 4 – 6 hours in the field going over equipment inspection, blind spot drills, machine set-up and control, as well as loading and unloading exercises. This course is designed to give trainers at your facility a better understanding of safety in and around material handlers.

Have Questions?

Jerry Sjogren
Sr Director of Safety
(202) 662-8519

Ryan Nolte
Director of Safety Outreach
(202) 662-8546

Holly Brownell
Administrative Assistant
(202) 662-8515