Erin Skelly

Erin Skelly

Erin Skelly

Speaker | Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Erin Skelly joined the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility in 2017 as the Environmental & Compliance Specialist. In her position, Erin monitors all aspects of the composting process, evaluates incoming material, works with haulers to reduce contamination, and ensures quality of outgoing product. Erin holds a professional certification as a Certified Compost Operations Manager (CCOM) as well as a B.S. Degree in Environmental Science. She is in charge of safety and compliance at a 70,000 ton per year composting facility in Shakopee, MN. Erin holds an OSHA 30 General Industry certification and provides safety training for employees.

Session Code: 4A

Track: Operations

Session Name: Safety

Session Time: Thursday, February 8, 8:30 – 10:00 AM

Presentation Title: Tips to Tackle Safety at Composting Facilities

Presentation Description: In this session we will explore a broad overview of the unique safety challenges associated with composting operations, recommended personal protective equipment, best management practices for general site safety, and safety regulations. We will also discuss potential hazards such as airborne particulates, compost fires, and equipment related risks. This session will help participants with identification and mitigation of potential dangers and will stress the importance of maintaining a vigilant safety culture.