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Blue Ridge Services: Safety Training for the Solid Waste Industry

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SWANA has partnered with Blue Ridge Services, Inc. to bring you comprehensive safety training for solid waste industry workers and operators. Safety is a big deal, especially at waste facilities, where the mix of heavy equipment, traffic and waste can often spell disaster for the untrained worker.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 95 deaths in 2018 related to the solid waste management industry. You have a responsibility to your employees, your customers and yourself to know the safety hazards and know how to protect against injury and damage.

This safety training is available on-demand or on DVD.

On-Demand

There are two options for on-demand subscription.

The first is designed for landfills and transfer stations, and includes 70 topics for landfill workers, 30 for transfer station workers, 40+ pre-recorded webinars, and a two-hour compaction training video.

Buy Landfill and Transfer Station Safety Training On-Demand

The second option is for waste collections workers and includes 10 custom videos as well as 40+ pre-recorded webinars.

Buy Collections Safety Training On-Demand

DVDs and Printed Manuals

Landfill and transfer station training packets are also available as hard copies (DVDs and printed manuals).

The DVD safety training packets include:

  • One DVD
  • 10 Employee Booklets
  • One Sign-Off Sheet
  • One Teacher’s Manual
  • Three Tailgate Updates
AnnualSubscription

Annual Safety Training Subscription

The Annual Safety Training Subscription offers you and your crew an easy and comprehensive method of conducting regular safety training. Every month, your waste facility will receive a complete safety training package on a specific, relevant topic.
Member Price: $2500.00
Non-Member Price: $2500.00

Asbestos Safety Training

Asbestos Safety provides an overview of asbestos and discusses the risks and prevention measures. This DVD covers the following topics: Risks, Friable & Non-friable asbestos, Prevention, PPE, Response.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
BackingSafety

Backing Safety Training

Backing Safety covers the basics of how to safely back up any piece of heavy equipment, and covers the following topics: Risks, Blind spots, Installing mirrors and video cameras, Remove certain attachments
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
Thebasicsoffirstaid

Basics of First Aid Safety Training

The Basics of First Aid provides an overview of basic first aid procedures.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
BasicsofLandfillSafety

Basics of Landfill Safety Training

The Basics of Landfill Safety provides an introductory overview of safety at landfills.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
basicsofspottersafety

Basics of Spotter Safety Training

The Basics of Spotter Safety offers an overview of spotter safety.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
BirdSafety

Bird Safety Training

Bird Safety covers the health and operation risks related to excessive bird populations, and discusses the following topics: Risks, Health, Airport safety, Aesthetics, Prevention, Daily cover, Noisemakers, Depredation permits, Monofilament lines, and more
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00

Blood Borne Pathogens (Hazards in the Waste Stream) Safety Training

Blood Borne Pathogens (Hazards in the Waste Stream) gives an overview of the risks related to blood borne pathogens, and how to work safely and avoid exposure.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
callbeforedigging

Call Before Digging Safety Training

Call Before Digging discusses the scenarios when you should call before digging, the various legal issues, and potential safety issues.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
Compactorsafety

Compactor Safety Training

Compactor Safety provides an overview of how to safely operate one the most important pieces of landfill equipment: the compactor.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
hazardousconditionsConfinedspaces

Confined Spaces Safety Training

Confined Spaces discusses the safety risks involved with working in confined spaces.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
emergencyresponseControllinglandfillfires

Controlling Landfill Fires Safety Training

Controlling Landfill Fires offers an overview of how to safely control landfill fires.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
Dealingwithunrulycustomers

Dealing with Unruly Customers Safety Training

Dealing with Unruly Customers discusses how to deal with customers who don't follow facility safety rules.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
ElectricalSafety

Electrical Safety Training

Electrical Safety discusses the safety risks associated with working with or close to live electricity.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
EmergencyResponsePlans

Emergency Response Plans Safety Training

Emergency Response Plans - General provides an overview the importance of emergency response plans, and covers general topics related to the creation and implementation of a comprehensive plan.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
EquipmentSafetyGeneral

Equipment Safety Training

Equipment Safety: General offers an overview of equipment safety and basic inspection.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
emergencyresponseevacuationplans

Evacuation Plans Safety Training

Evacuation Plans discusses when evacuation is appropriate.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
ExcavatingOldTrash

Excavating Old Trash Safety Training

Excavating Old Trash discusses the unique safety risks associated with excavating old trash.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
PPEeyeprotection

Eye Protection Safety Training

Eye Protection gives an overview of eye-related personal protective equipment.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00
FuelingMachines

Fueling Machines Safety Training

Fueling Machines discusses the safety risks involved when fueling heavy equipment and trucks.
Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00