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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June 17, 2020

Latest trends & best practices to keep solid waste workers safe

By: Robert Craggs and Veronica Roof


May 22, 2019

Honoring the Commitment to Safety

SWANA is presenting safety awards for the fourth year.


June 25, 2020

Free Face Coverings for Solid Waste and Recycling Industry

SWANA Collecting Orders for Fulfillment by FEMA, HHS


April 14, 2020

SWANA Records Significant Increase in Collection Fatalities

Reminds Solid Waste Employees to Comply with Safety Rules


March 16, 2020

SWANA Releases 2019 Solid Waste Fatality Data

At least 53 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2019 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

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