How are waste workers being protected?
Solid waste collection and processing have been identified as an industry exempt from social distancing and 5-person limits under the Health Protection Act Order (revised March 26, 2020). However, precautions are still being taken.
- Collection workers and staff in our facilities wear personal protective equipment (e.g. gloves, work clothing, masks, etc.) to protect them from the hazards they encounter on a daily basis.
- Safe workplace practices are being followed (e.g. social distancing, health checks, frequent hand-washing).
- Collection vehicles and equipment are being cleaned and sanitized with a higher frequency.