SWANA’s Safety Ambassador Program Named ‘Safety Initiative of the Year’ by Waste Dive
Silver Spring, MD– The Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) Safety Ambassador program has been named the winner of the 2016 Dive Awards: Safety Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading industry news publisher.
Across the waste and recycling industry, several initiatives were put forward in efforts to improve the safety of workers, but few were as comprehensive and impactful as the SWANA Safety Ambassador program.
“We selected SWANA’s Safety Ambassador initiative as Safety Program of the Year due to SWANA’s efforts to promote safety at each of its individual chapters across the nation. SWANA has made very clear strides in promoting safety throughout 2016 and the ambassador program has certainly propelled those efforts forward,” said Kristin Musulin, editor of Waste Dive.
“SWANA is very proud to receive this award,” stated SWANA Executive Director David Biderman. He added, “The Safety Ambassador initiative has been our most successful new safety activity, and many chapters in both the United States and Canada have embraced this new program. This initiative, together with other SWANA safety programs, is helping to change the safety culture of the industry. We urge the entire industry – and in particular, small haulers – to take advantage of these programs, and help SWANA get the industry off the list of ten most dangerous jobs in the United States. Nothing we do is more important.”
Chad Grecsek, SWANA’s Florida Sunshine Chapter Safety Ambassador, added, “SWANA has taken on the challenge of improving industry safety through a variety of ways. As the newly appointed Safety Ambassador for Florida, I am proud to service in this function to improve safety locally through the implementation of proven best management practices and lessons learned throughout the Country.”
The 2016 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top disruptors and innovators. From Company of the Year to Obsession of the Year, Waste Dive solicited suggestions for title nominees from its 11,000 readers. With the help of a panel of industry insiders, winners were chosen by the editors of Waste Dive based on resonance and industry impact.
SWANA would like to thank 3rd Eye for their generous sponsorship and support of SWANA's Safety Ambassador Program.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 8,500 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications, and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit SWANA.org .
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