waste training Articles

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • HSE training guidelines for the waste management and recycling industry

    This ‘good practice’ guidance was written in consultation with the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH). It does not aim to be comprehensive but gives examples of good practice within the industry.It is for managers and those organising training within the waste management and recycling industry.This document sets out guidelines on the basic requirements for training in five key areas:- ...


  • Training Provision

    To help demonstrate the opportunities for growing energy crops and using farm residues in anaerobic digestion, we ran a series of training days for farmers. The events sought to address the technical challenges facing growers and the development of the sector, while providing a network for communication between members of the supply chain. Approach Working on ...


    By NNFCC

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 4 – New operators on an established plastics recycling plant

    Training a team of new operators on an established waste polymer processing plant following extensive modifications to the process. Challenge: Not all of the new machinery had been installed. The separation and refining equipment used complex processing techniques not widely used in the sector. The trainees were new recruits with no prior knowledge of ...

  • Common Treatment Train for Halogenated VOCs

    In general, no single technology can remediate an entire site. Several treatment technologies are usually combined at a single site to form what is known as a treatment train. A system diagram of a common treatment train for halogenated VOCs is illustrated below. A ground water pumping system is used to pull contaminated water from the subsurface. The VOC contaminated water is pumped to a liquid ...

  • Safety Training and Environmental Safety for Workers

    Safety training is a necessary part of an employment environment since it helps workers to remain free from harm and injury while performing their duties in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency that mandates, educates and enforces workplace safety practices for specific fields of employment. Employees typically learn how to safely ...


    By OSEA

  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 2 – Operators team at mbt plant

    Challenge: The recovery system was a unique and complex MBT and AD plant. Individual equipment suppliers were not able to provide training in the combined waste recovery system as an overall integrated process. Machinery was not yet operational so separation stages could not be seen working. Many of the trainees had not worked within the waste industry ...

  • Waste connections: staying on the pulse of the waste industry

    Through training, research, surveys, community involvement and customer service, California-based Waste Connections stays ahead of standards and regulations and remains linked to their customers coast to coast. Founded in 1997 by a group of industry professionals with more than 50 years of industry experience, Waste Connections (Folsom, CA) is an integrated solid waste ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 1 – Management team at MBT plant

    The full recovery system was a unique and complex MBT and AD plant. Individual equipment suppliers were not able to provide training in the combined waste recovery system as an overall integrated process. Machinery was not yet operational so separation stages could not be seen working. The new management team was a complex mixture of people, recently recruited from different ...

  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 3 – Operators team at automotive shredder residue recycling plant

    Challenge: The recovery process was a unique and complex automotive shredder residue recovery plant. There was a wide range of expertise within the trainee group. Some trainees had worked within the industry for over 10 years, whilst others had worked only 3 months. Plant modification work on site prohibited access to the machinery that the training ...

  • Tackling waste in the sands of the Sahara

    When gas was discovered in the mid Sahara areas of North Africa in the 1990s Andy Ive was asked by BP to help set up the water and waste infrastructure for what amounted to four small towns 600 km into the desert. No local infrastructure at all existed for the waste and water to be produced by 2-3000 workers. IVE overcame sandstorms, extreme heat, poisonous snakes and patented a novel solution to ...


    By Ive Design

  • Compacting waste - Case Study

    Throw away little things and save big bucks? It hardly seems likely, but that's just what the U.S. Air Force is doing. At Randolph AFB, TX, they are putting usedand hazardous-air filters into a state-of-the-art industrial compaction machine and saving thousands of dollars in hazardous waste disposal. The air filters contain aircraft paint removed by plastic media blasting (PMB). Small plastic ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • The Waste Minimation National Plan

    Executive Summary The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is committed to making pollution prevention the guiding principle of the Agency's environmental efforts. The 1984 Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the 1990 Pollution Prevention Act set in policy the preference for source reduction over waste management. EPA is reaffirming this commitment. With the release ...


  • Wasting time on interrupts?

    According to a study by Time Magazine in January 2006, workers in the US are interrupted on average every 11 minutes, either through email, phone calls or conversations with colleagues. In addition to that, people then took 25 minutes or so to refocus on the project or task at hand after the interruption. The study found that interruptions thereby represented some 2.1 hours of every working day ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Is There Such a Thing as Ergonomics for Waste Disposal?

    You bet there is! Ergonomics is all around us, from keyboards that protect our wrists repetitive task injury, to workplace trainers showing staff how to lift heavy items with proper technique. Ergonomics in the workplace is especially important because workers tend to repeat the same actions countless times, day after day. Waste disposal ergonomics can be tricky, and ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • The shredding of hospital and medical waste

    Waste produced in hospitals is a type of waste considered special or dangerous, as the material is composed of different elements:  biological and anatomical components, single use items deriving from surgical treatment, material used by healthcare personnel such as shirts, caps and masks, bandages, medicines used by patients, single-use glass and plastic containers used for extracting and ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Marine Waste Management

    The Reasons of Marine Waste Management New rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), adopted in July 2011, imply substantial changes for all ship or rig types as early as January 2013. By applying waste management, the ship or rig owner or operator takes control of waste handling with the aim of achieving some or all of the following objectives: 1) To fulfill ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Waste Management Overview

    Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made waste cleanup and environmental restoration ...

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