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.

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May 18, 2021

SWANA Welcomes New Safety Ambassador to New York Chapter

Michael Hughes of Casella Waste Systems brings extensive experience to Chapter safety initiatives


April 19, 2021

SWANA Accepting 2021 Safety Award Applications

SWANA is accepting submissions for its 2021 Safety Awards, including a new category recognizing the best response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


March 02, 2021

SWANA Reports 52 Solid Waste Industry Worker Fatalities in 2020

SWANA encourages increase in safety training, with focus on collection hazards at Safety Summit

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September 15, 2020

Safety is a Culture

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July 16, 2020

Planning for Changes During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

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