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    Chapter 1 - Waste Collections Safety Basics

    • Blue Ridge Services Announces New Collections Safety Training Program!
    • The Basics of Collections Safety
    • The Basics of Collections Safety - Quiz
    • Backing Safety for Collections Safety
    • Backing Safety for Collections Safety - Quiz
    • Close Encounters: Dealing with People in Dangerous Situations on Commercial Routes
    • Close Encounters: Dealing with People in Dangerous Situations on Commercial Routes - Quiz
    • Close Encounters: Dealing with People in Dangerous Situations on Residential Routes
    • Close Encounters: Dealing with People in Dangerous Situations on Residential Routes - Quiz
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Waste Collections Drivers and Workers
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Waste Collections Drivers and Workers - Quiz
    • Distracted Driving for Waste Collections Drivers and Helpers - Video
    • Distracted Driving for Waste Collections and Helpers - Quiz
    • Lockout and Tag-out Procedures for Waste Collections Drivers - Video
    • Lockout and Tag-out Procedures for Waste Collections Drivers - Quiz
    • Safety for Bulky Load Operations - Video
    • Safety for Bulky Load Operations - Quiz

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Course Creator

Neal Bolton, P.E.

President, Blue Ridge Services

Neal Bolton, P.E.

Neal Bolton is a Civil Engineer (California C48062) and a Licensed Contractor (California 482821). He attended Sacramento State University and Montana State University, majoring in construction engineering.Mr. Bolton has more than 38 years of experience in heavy construction and landfill and recycling operations. In 1988, Mr. Bolton formed his own consulting company – Blue Ridge Services. As principal of Blue Ridge, he has continued to provide operational consulting services for a wide range of private and municipal solid waste/recycling facilities, landfills, transfer stations, surface mine reclamation and construction projects. He has also worked on numerous mine development/reclamation projects.Mr. Bolton has worked on landfill siting, expansion and closure projects and has broad experience on projects where protection of sensitive habitat/environment was a key issue. He has performed consulting, speaking and training projects in virtually every state in the U.S., in Canada, and abroad.Mr. Bolton has authored numerous books and articles/papers, produced 130 training/safety videos, and pioneered the use of various industrial productivity improvement tools, such as Six Sigma and Lean to the area of heavy (construction) equipment operation in the waste/recycling industry.Based on his broad level of experience, knowledge and reputation, Mr. Bolton is often retained as an expert witness on cases involving solid waste operations. He has consulted on more than 30 expert witness cases in the United States.