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.

We are happy to announce the winners of SWANA’s 2017 Safety Awards.

2017 SWANA Safety Award Division Winners

Collection & Transfer Division

  • Biggest Safety Improvement: Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program
  • Best Safety Innovation: McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing

Communication, Education & Marketing Division

  • Biggest Safety Improvement: Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Landfill Gas & Biogas Division

  • Best Safety Innovation: DTE Biomass Energy

Landfill Management Division

  • Best Safety Innovation: City of Vancouver

Sustainable Materials Management Division

  • Biggest Safety Improvement: Maryland Environmental Service
  • Best Safety Innovation: Hamm Waste Services

2017 SWANA Safety Award Overall Winner

  • Hamm Waste Services: 5S Implementation at Hamm Material Recovery Facility

See how these awards were determined:

SWANA's Safety Award Program is Sponsored By:

The Fine Print

  • All submissions will be considered confidential, unless permission to publish signed
  • Data should be from the 2016 calendar year or your fiscal year
  • A limit of no more than 10 pages is suggested, not including the cover page
  • The person who submits the application must be a SWANA member

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017

Winners Announced: June 30, 2017

Awards Presentation: ISWA’s World Congress & WASTECON® 2017 September 27, 2017, Safety Super Session