Safety American Landfill complies with the regulations of two health and safety organizations, the first of which is OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). OSHA regulates safety standards for general industries. The mission of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970) is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers.

Employees receive monthly training on OSHA topics. Some of the topics include:

  • Procedures for Equipment Use
  • Injury and Illness Prevention
  • Waste Tipping Floor Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Equipment Inspections
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hazard Communication (MSDS)
  • Spill Prevention
  • Incident Reporting
  • Confined Spaces
  • Contractor Safety Requirements
  • Equipment Operation
  • Emergency Management Plan
  • Trench Safety, Hearing Conservation
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Temporary and Contract Labor Safety Training

Employees also receive training mandated by MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration). Because active coal and mineral mining still takes place at American Landfill, workers fall under the care of MSHA. The mission of MSHA is to administer the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards. MSHA carries out the mandates of the Mine Act at all mining and mineral processing operations in the United States, regardless of size, number of employees, commodity mined, or method of extraction.

Training under MSHA includes: · Ground Control for Mining Operations

  • Mandatory Health and Safety Practices
  • Prevention of Accidents
  • Escape and Emergency Evacuation

In addition to extensive training, Waste Management is committed to "zero" incidents. A Safety Awareness Week each spring and fall are constant reminders that at Waste Management American Landfill, the health and safety of the community and the employees are a priority.