Safety Super Session

(2 CEUs)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:30 – 10:30
Room 317

This multi-part session will explore collection and post-collection safety issues, discuss the importance of the SWANA Safety Ambassador program, and recognize the winners of the 2017 SWANA Safety Awards.

SWANA was founded more than 50 years ago as a way to address the high rate of injuries and fatalities that workers were sustaining in the line of duty. Refuse and recyclable materials collection continues to be the 5th most dangerous job in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This data highlights the necessity and value of ongoing safety programming within the waste sector.

  • SWANA CEO and Executive Director David Biderman will be host a conversation with Tom Loutzenheiser of Preco Electonrics, Del Lisk of LYTX, and Garry Mosier of 3rd Eye to examine the latest advances in technologies, and the ways companies and local governments can best use these technologies to reduce accidents and injuries, and improve their employee training.
  • In December 2016, SWANA’s new Safety Ambassador program was recognized by industry publication Waste Dive as the best safety program of 2016. Laura Routh, the Chapter Safety Ambassador for the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations will discuss the Ambassador role and the results thus far in 2016–17 for the chapter’s safety program, which serves as a model for other chapters and programs.
  • In 2016, SWANA began presenting Safety Awards to recognize the work members are doing to enhance worker and community safety. Awards will be presented by the SWANA Technical Divisions to recognize safety innovation and improvement in their fields, and one overall winner will be presented by the SWANA Safety Committee. Please join us to celebrate the industry’s commitment to safety and to recognize those who are achieving significant results.
  • The post-collection world is a complex environment with a variety of safety challenges. Industry-leading expert Neal Bolton of Blue Ridge Services will share insights into how to identify and address these issues.
  • Speakers:

Collection Safety Panel

Tom Loutzenheiser, Vice President, Preco Electronics, Idaho

Tom Loutzenheiser

Tom Loutzenheiser, vice president of business development, focuses on expanding partnerships with leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and other strategic partners to enhance Preco Electronics’ growth and market leadership. Mr. Loutzenheiser is a seasoned executive who has taken companies from startup to profitable growth and Inc 500 status. He has led two companies to profitability and successful acquisitions by public companies. He also has held executive officer or Board positions at three other technology startup companies that grew to profitability and successful exits. He has served on the Boards of Directors of six technology companies. Mr. Loutzenheiser earned his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in engineering management from Stanford University.

Del Lisk, Vice-President, Safety Services, LYTX, California

Del Lisk

Del Lisk serves as Lytx’s chief safety and training liaison for its more than 950 fleet customers. Additional duties include developing and improving the DriveCam Program’s driver risk analysis processes. As a byproduct of this role, he has reviewed video of several thousand risky driving events and analyzed hundreds of traffic collisions. Mr. Lisk is a Certified Transportation Professional and an active member in several motor vehicle safety groups, such as the National Safety Council’s Transportation Safety Division and the American Society of Safety Engineer’s Transportation Practice Specialty. Mr. Lisk has presented at countless expositions and has appeared on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, the Discovery Channel and other television shows. Prior to joining Lytx, Mr. Lisk spent 21 years with Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, a leader in professional driver training. Most recently, he served seven years as company president. While at Smith Systems, Mr. Lisk developed fleet safety programs and personally delivered training to more than 10,000 fleet drivers.

Garry Mosier, Vice President, National Accounts, 3rd Eye, a Dover Company, Arizona

Garry Mosier

Garry Mosier has over forty years of experience in the Safety and Risk Management fields, including Refuse Industry, Insurance Company, Insurance Broker and in cab Safety Technology. Mr. Mosier worked as Region/Group Safety Director for Waste Management 25 Years and as the Corporate Safety Director for Allied Waste Industries (Republic Services) for 12 Years. He presently sits on the ANSI standards committee for the Refuse industry, which sets standards for refuse industry trucks, equipment and facilities. He has represented the refuse industry for several years as a member of NIOSH/NORA steering committee in Washington DC, representing both the private and public sectors of the Refuse Industry. He also has written safe work practices, several technical articles and safety videos for the refuse industry and has been an active participant in the Waste and Recycling Association’s safety committees. Mr. Mosier was Inducted into the Waste and Recycling Association “Hall of Fame” in June of 2015. Presently, Mr. Mosier is the Vice President of National Accounts for 3rd Eye Cam, A Dover Company, which provides in cab safety technology to the trucking industry. His aegis includes driver behavior modification, customer verification, live vehicle tracking, proximity detection, rear vision cameras and tire pressure moderating.

Safety Ambassador

Laura Routh, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Iowa

Laura Routh

Laura Routh began her career in the 1990s as an industrial waste exchange representative. She worked for five years as a recycling and household hazardous waste coordinator in Vermont before her decade-long stint as a RCRA inspector for the State of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, where she conducted regulatory inspections of landfills and hazardous waste generators. Ms. Routh has worked in the public sector solid waste field for over 20 years. In 2014, Ms. Routh returned to her home state of Iowa to accept a position as the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for the Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency. Since January 2016, Ms. Routh has served as the Safety Ambassador for Iowa, under the auspices of ISOSWO, the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations.

Post-Collection Safety

Neal Bolton, President/Lead Consultant, Blue Ridge Services, Inc., California

Neal Bolton

Neal Bolton has more than 38 years of experience in the solid waste industry. He has provided training at hundreds of waste facilities worldwide and has created original training programs for SWANA (WASTECON, chapter events, webinars); Waste Connections Annual Manager’s Meetings; Forester Communications’ webinars; Blue Ridge Services webinars and safety/operational DVDs; training for Montana DEQ, CalRecycle, State of Kansas, State of North Carolina; Waste Management Association of Australia events and webinars; and created the original WasteExpo landfill operations class.

Exhibit Hall Safety Zone Sponsors

SWANA would like to thank the following Safety Zone sponsors for their support and commitment to industry safety. We are proud to feature presentations from each of them in the Safety Zone.

3rd Eye Mobile-AWTI
L3 Driver Training Solutions
Preco Electronics

SWANA 2017 Safety Award Winners

City of Vancouver

DTE Biomass Energy

Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program

Hamm Waste Services

Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Maryland Environmental Service

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing