Top 10 Backing Best Management Practices Guide Available in Spanish
SWANA Young Professionals take the lead in production
Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) developed a Top 10 Backing Best Management Practices Toolkit in January. Flyer and poster versions of the guide are now available in Spanish.
The Top 10 Backing Best Management Practices flyer and poster were included as part of a collection of resources for Safety Stand Down on Backing Week. The flyer and poster provides tips that local governments and waste haulers can use to stay safe on the job.
Young Professionals (YPs) from SWANA’s Caribbean-Puerto Rico chapter took the lead in producing the flyer and poster in Spanish. With these educational tools being available in Spanish, it allows SWANA to reach a larger audience and continue to provide tips towards creating a safer industry.
SWANA Caribbean-Puerto Rico Chapter Representative and Young Professional Committee Member Hanna Rodriguez said, “The opportunity to have these materials in Spanish, allows our chapters and members to share this valuable safety information with important sectors.”
She added, “SWANA Puerto Rico is lucky to have motivated YPs, like Olmar Lopez Vidal and Nedilys Diaz, who are able to provide assistance in making this happen.”
SWANA is committed to reducing accidents and injuries in the waste industry, and will continue to develop safety resources and programs highlighting safety best practices, providing the latest in safety news and celebrating industry victories that lead to safety legislation.
“I’m pleased that our Young Professionals helped SWANA provide this valuable resource to the growing Latino component of the waste industry’s workforce,” said SWANA Executive Director and CEO David Biderman. “Getting the waste collection industry off the federal government’s top 10 list of dangerous jobs is one of SWANA’s top priorities.”
To access the Top 10 Backing Best Management Practices Toolkit and for more information on SWANA’s Safety Matters program, please visit SWANA.org/safety.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 8,300 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit www.SWANA.org.