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June 14, 2007
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OSHA and IWSA team up to support National Hauler Safety Month

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Integrated Waste Services Association (IWSA) have joined together to support National Hauler Safety Month in June.

"Hauling waste can be a dangerous business," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "Hauler Safety Month is focused on addressing hazards by educating waste haulers, owners, operators, and employees with best practices for safety and health. I am very proud of what OSHA and IWSA are accomplishing."

"We want to thank the men and women who haul municipal solid waste," said President and Chief Executive Officer of Covanta Holding Corporation Anthony Orlando. "Hauler Safety Month is about keeping them safe by promoting awareness of the rules of safety not only for themselves, but also for their family, friends and loved ones. Covanta is a leader in the Energy-from-Waste field, and by embracing this safety campaign, we are assisting in leading the industry to an even healthier and safer workplace."

This program was conducted as part of the alliance between the IWSA and OSHA. In addition to today's event, most of the IWSA member facilities will host a "Hauler Safety Day" at their sites throughout the month to h