McNeilus Stands Up for Industry Safety by Participating in National Safety Stand Down
McNeilus joins the National Waste & Recycling Association in promoting industry best practices to improve safety for workers during week-long event.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Feb. 12, 2018) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, announced today that it has joined the 2018 NWRA Safety Stand Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). This week-long training and awareness effort is focused on reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents, which is a common challenge for the industry. The NWRA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing runs the week of February 12-16, 2018.
McNeilus is a member of the Minnesota chapter and shares NWRA’s commitment toward significantly improving safety for the waste and recycling industry. Participation in the stand down means that McNeilus has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to:
- Regularly reviewing safety policies and procedures
- Reviewing company policies, procedures and training employees on changes
- Posting Safety Stand Down materials to the company website and on social media
NWRA has made safety its top priority, a pledge shared by its member companies. This Stand Down is positioned to provide participating companies with the tools, guidance and support necessary to move the needle on backing incidents.
“We are proud of the commitment of our members to work together to raise the bar for safety in our industry,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA CEO and President. “We recognize the need and are striving to make a real difference in keeping our workers and the people they serve safe.”
The Stand Down brings together companies and interested parties nationwide to raise awareness and standards for safety by following sound safety practices and by sharing experiences and solutions. Additional details about the Stand Down can be found at: https://wasterecycling.org/safety/safety-stand-down. The Safety Stand Down effort is using the social media hashtag #StandForSafety2018.
In 2018, Darrell Smith, NWRA CEO and President issued a call to action on safety for the industry to work toward significantly reducing injuries and fatalities in waste and recycling facilities as part of a comprehensive, data-driven and multifaceted initiative. NWRA is making in-house experts available to member companies to assist in adapting best practices to their individual facilities and implement them accordingly. As the designated Secretariat for ANSI Standards for the waste and recycling industry for more than 50 years, NWRA also coordinates the ongoing development of new and revised standards for both equipment and protective gear.
The National Waste & Recycling Association is the leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise for the waste and recycling industries. NWRA advocates at the Federal, State and Local levels on all issues of importance to our member companies as they provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services to communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit your specific needs. Through its NGEN CNG Systems and Service program, McNeilus designs, installs, services and supports compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. For more information, go to www.mcneiluscompanies.com.
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