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SWANA Safety Awards

SWANA’s safety awards exemplify the solid waste industry’s profound commitment to improving employee safety through communication, best practices, increased company regulations, and accident review. These safety awards reflect SWANA’s continued commitment to worker safety.

New Streamlined Safety Award Application for 2019
Applications due Friday, May 31, 2019!


SWANA is seeking out the biggest improvements and best innovations in safety throughout the solid waste industry, but now with a streamlined form.

The categories are still Best Safety Innovation and Biggest Safety Improvement.

Focusing more on data and measurement, the application process is shorter with less writing required.

  • NO ENTRY FEE!
  • Data should be from the 2018 calendar year or fiscal year
  • The person who submits the application must be a SWANA member
  • Additional information may be requested verbally or in writing by the judges
  • Winner(s) will receive a trophy at an awards presentation at WASTECON® 2019
  • See awards application pages for additional information

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BECAUSE SAFETY MATTERS – Five to Stay Alive – Safety Tips for Waste Collection Employees & Top 10 Backing Best Practices

Click here to view the Haulers Safety Tips 2018 PDF

*ANSI Z245.1. refers to a specific industry-developed standard called Mobile Wastes and Recyclable Materials Collection, Transportation, and Compaction Equipment. ANSI is the American National Standard Institute, which develops standards for a whole variety of different industries in the United States, and is referenced as a standard for Canada.








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