VIDEO: West Virginia Latest to Join National Movement Protecting Sanitation Workers

VIDEO: West Virginia Latest to Join National Movement Protecting Sanitation Workers

Slow Down to Get Around legislation now passed in five states

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Apple Valley Waste drivers are joined (from left) by Mike Roberts of Berkeley County Waste Authority, Del. Jason Barrett, Del. Tiffany Lawrence, Sen. Donald Cookman, the Tabler family, Gov. Tomblin and Ron Harman

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State Sen. Donald Cookman (D-Hampshire), left, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, join Tiffany Tabler and her daughters, Jewelia (left) and Annaliese Tabler

Framed by drivers from Apple Valley Waste, daughters Jewelia (left) and Annaliese Tabler stand in front of their mother, Tiffany Tabler, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

Garbage truck drivers from Apple Valley Waste hope the West Virginia Slow Down to Get Around law will keep them safer on the job

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Tiffany Tabler hand a pen to Jewelia Tabler (left) as Annaliese Tabler and Sen. Donald Cookman look on

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-W.V.) gives remarks at the Slow Down to Get Around bill signing Aug. 6 in Martinsburg

State Sen. Donald Cookman (D-Hampshire), author of the Slow Down to Get Around legislation, hugs Tiffany Tabler at the ceremony

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:40pm

Video from the ceremonial bill-signing in Martinsburg, West Virginia, of "Slow Down to Get Around" legislation encouraging safer driving around sanitation trucks. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made West Virginia the fifth state in the U.S. to pass some form of law protecting waste and recycling vehicle operators on the job.

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Our members consist of large publicly-traded companies and both small and large privately-owned companies, all of which support the organization’s mission to be:

The leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise to promote the North American waste and recycling industries, serve as their voice and create a climate where members prosper and provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services.


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