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Health and Safety in the waste and recycling sector is a hot topic. For 2016, the HSE reports that there were an estimated 6000 cases of self-reported work-related illnesses. This equates to 4.7% of the workforce compared with 3.2% for all industries. Whether collecting, processing, sorting or disposing of waste, there are ways to make health and safety improvements.[more]
Collecting, handling and sorting the waste we produce is fraught with danger. 70% of all workers in the waste and recycling sector are involved in collecting residual waste, green waste and recyclables. This includes waste derived from households and commercial operations. However, they account for 80% of all reported injuries.[more]
The need for Personal Protective Equipment at work is often overlooked.
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