SWANA Safety Awards: Best Safety Innovation

Applications due Friday, May 31, 2019

SWANA’s Best Safety Innovation award showcases an exemplary safety innovation undertaken by the solid waste industry during the previous year to reduce hazards and accidents, develop company regulations and best practices, or improve worker safety.


Applicant must be an organization that collects, processes, recycles or otherwise disposes municipal solid waste, and the individual submitting the application must be a SWANA member.


Safety Award applications will be reviewed by members of the SWANA Safety Committee. Additional information may be requested verbally or in writing in order to evaluate the application further. The decision of winner(s) by the Committee is final.


Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The awards will be presented at the Safety Summit at WASTECON® 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona in late October.

Application Questions

  1. Please describe your Safety Innovation for calendar or fiscal year 2018. (Limit 500 words)
  2. How did you measure the success of your program? (Limit 200 words)
  3. Based on that measurement, what were the results? (Limit 200 words)
  4. OPTIONAL: Upload any supporting data or documentation.

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