SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to help move the waste collection industry off of the federal government’s list of 10 most dangerous jobs and reduce accidents and injuries. SWANA's safety initiatives represent part of that effort.
SWANA recognizes that, in the solid waste industry safety matters! #SWANASafety
2023 Safety Award Winners to be announced June 29.
Safety First is a weekly newsletter with safety tips for tailgate meetings and posting around your workplace. Available only to SWANA members, it is a resource on a variety of industry safety topics.
Solid waste collection workers are receiving the same safety resources from SWANA at Hauler Safety Outreach events across North America.
Take the SWANA Safety Pledge to show your commitment to protecting yourself and others from harm every day.
SWANA Safety Ambassadors serve as safety leaders in all 47 chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
SWANA has a safety campaign of five simple tips to help solid waste workers stay safe on the job.
Slow Down to Get Around is a national safety campaign reminding motorists to drive more carefully when near waste and recycling collection vehicles.
American National Standards (ANSs) applicable to Equipment Technology and Operations for Wastes and Recyclable Materials.
May 09, 2023
New SWANA Report Presents Guidance on Landfill Odor Control
SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation’s report provides up-to-date information on materials and strategies to control odors from landfills.
March 06, 2023
SWANA Reports Increase in 2022 Worker Fatalities
SWANA reported an increase in worker fatalities in 2022 in the United States and Canada after a dramatic drop in 2021.
February 22, 2023
SWANA Announces Two New Safety Awards for 2023
Best Safety Training Program and Workplace Wellness Award Added to Award Categories.
November 03, 2022
AMCS Telematics – How it can improve driver and vehicle safety in the waste and recycling industry
Telematics provides data from the vehicle on everything from driving style, the hours driver has been working, how often breaks are taken, and efficiency and maintenance requirements.