Susan Eppes – EST Solutions

Susan Eppes

In 1991, Susan Eppes joined Browning-Ferris Industries as a Manager for Safety and Loss Control Services designing and developing award-winning safety and health training videos, modifying facility design elements to reduce accidents and injuries, and managing technical loss control support at landfills, medical waste processing facilities, and recycling operations. By 1997, she had moved up to become the Director of Safety and Health for 400 solid waste locations, 100 landfills, 30 medical waste facilities, and 98 recycling plants across the U.S. She held the same position for Recycle America at Waste Management, Inc. from 2000 to 2002 establishing health and safety program goals, evaluating program implementation, serving as the principal corporate resource for federal and state legislative and regulatory safety issues, and representing the company on safety matters before official government proceedings. In 2002, Eppes founded her own health and safety consulting firm, EST Solutions, providing services in ergonomics, OSHA and DOT compliance, fleet safety, processing equipment review, and start-up safety. Eppes is currently chair of WASTEC’s full ANSI Z245 Committee and also chair of the subcommittees on MRFs and transfer stations. She helped develop NSWMA’s “Be Safe, Be Proud” safety videos and is updating NSWMA’s Safety Manual. She regularly presents at WasteExpo and other conferences and has written numerous articles on safety.