Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling

Fire safety and prevention is a foundational part of safety programming. ISRI received grant funding through OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training grant program to develop these education and training materials. You will find the training materials in both English and Spanish at the links below.

Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling


ISRI developed this comprehensive 4-hour course on fire safety & prevention in recycling to address the important topic. Inquire about a class offering at your facility or region, or download the education and training materials that are linked to this page. This course will help recyclers to better understand the following:

  • Emergency action procedures;
  • Fire extinguisher usage;
  • Ignition and fuel sources;
  • The importance of inbound source control;
  • Relationship building with the local fire department;
  • Fire protection systems; and
  • General housekeeping and storage

Employees receiving this training will benefit by obtaining a greater knowledge and awareness of fire safety and prevention in the recycling workplace.

If you have any questions or would like more information about these training materials please contact ISRI Safety at isrisafety@isri.org.


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.

Fire Safety & Prevention Training Materials

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Holly Brownell
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