Best Safety Innovation

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, or designs landfill systems and/or works around their components, 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 publicly during Virtual WASTECON® January 26–28, 2021.

Application Questions

  1. Please describe your Safety Innovation for calendar or fiscal year 2019. (Limit 500 words)
  2. How did you measure the success of your program? (Limit 500 words)
  3. Based on that measurement, what were the results? (Limit 500 words)
  4. OPTIONAL: Upload any supporting data or documentation

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