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Workplace Wellness Program

The SWANA Workplace Wellness Award recognizes organizations that go above and beyond to reduce health risks and improve the quality of life for workers. Winners of this award demonstrate effective health and wellness programs that respond to and anticipate employee needs. Examples include:

  • Stress reduction programs
  • Mental health resources
  • Personal/professional development
  • Weight loss programs
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Health risk assessments
  • Health screenings
  • Exercise programs and activities
  • Nutrition education
  • Vaccination clinics
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about promoting workplace wellness from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Applicant must be an organization that collects, processes, recycles, or otherwise disposes municipal solid waste, or designs landfill systems, recycling facilities, waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, composting facilities, and/or works around their components. 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, June 29 with the awards ceremony that took place in September at WASTECON® 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Application Questions

  1. What is the primary activity of the applicant organization?
  2. How were the health and wellness needs of the workplace assessed? This includes, but is not limited to, employee surveys, health risk assessments, environmental audits, and reviewing health insurance utilization rates. (Limit 250 words)
  3. Describe the components of your wellness program for calendar or fiscal year 2022. (e.g., live in-person presentations, virtual seminars, brochures, web-based resources.) (Limit 750 words)
  4. How have the availability and benefits of the wellness program been communicated to the workforce? (Limit 250 words)
  5. Describe how success of the wellness program is evaluated and what the results have been for calendar or fiscal year 2022. Provide any data or other objective information that demonstrate progress. Limit (500 words)

OPTIONAL: Upload any supporting data or documentation. (Limit 5 pages)

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