How are waste workers being protected?

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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.
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