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SWANA CEO Accepts 2016 Excellence in Safety Award SWANA’s CEO & Executive Director David Biderman accepting the 2016 PRECO ELECTRONICS’ Excellence in Safety Award from PRECO Marketing and Communications Manager Tamara Humphreys.
SWANA CEO and PRECO Marketing and Communications Manager SWANA’ CEO & Executive Director David Biderman and PRECO ELECTRONICS’ Marketing and Communications Manager Tamara Humphreys.
David Biderman, Jesse Maxwell and Tamara Humphreys SWANA’s CEO & Executive Director David Biderman (holding award) and Jesse Maxwell, SWANA’s Advocacy & Safety Programs Manager shown here accepting the 2016 PRECO ELECTRONICS’ Excellence in Safety Award from Tamara Humphreys, PRECO ELECTRONICS’ Marketing and Communications Manager.
Young Professionals Group SWANA’s CEO & Executive Director David Biderman and Jesse Maxwell, SWANA’s Advocacy & Safety Programs Manager.

SWANA Safety Awards

We are happy to announce the winners of SWANA’s 2017 Safety Awards.

2017 SWANA Safety Awards Sponsored by:

Preco

Join us for the award ceremony on September 27, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at ISWA’s World Congress & WASTECON® 2017.


Summertime Safety

With high temperatures, high humidity, and increased sun exposure, summertime offers many safety challenges to workers. The materials below provide information and helpful tips for preventing heat-related illnesses this season.

U.S. OSHA

U.S. CDC

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App

Canadian COHS

National Safety Council

Needlestick Survey

SWANA and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) are conducting a joint research project to quantify and address the issue of needlestick injuries at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States and Canada.

The objectives of the survey are to inventory observances of needles and syringes in MRF waste streams in the U.S. and Canada and document the extent of needle-related incidences (both those that resulted in no injuries and those that did).

Results will be aggregated in a form that keeps the identity of individual facilities private. To take the survey, interested parties can access the project webpage here.

Slow Down to Get Around Sticker Distribution

New for 2017—Get up to 20 SDTGA Decals FREE!

Slow Down to Get Around is a national safety campaign aimed at reminding motorists to drive carefully near waste and recycling collection vehicles. SWANA provides the Slow Down to Get Around Decals to SWANA members per request at no charge, sponsored by Heil Environmental and 3rd Eye, part of the Environmental Solutions Group family.

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Sixteen states have now passed Slow Down to Get Around legislation, including New York, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Iowa, New Jersey, Kentucky and Missouri.


SWANA Safety Summit

SWANA’s annual Safety Summit is a curated program track that focuses solely on all aspects of solid waste safety, including garbage truck safety, safe practices in landfills and transfer stations, and more. Speakers talk about their experiences with enforcing rules and regulations with everything from OSHA to fires.

SWANA’s 2018 Safety Summit will take place at WASTECON® in Nashville, Tennessee in August 2018.

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5 to Stay Alive

Five to Stay Alive safety tips are specialized for workers based on job function and location. These materials are meant to provide basic information to help reduce accidents and injuries. Each package contains a printable PDF in letter and poster size, and are available in English and Spanish.

Backing Best Management Practices Guide

According to industry and OSHA data, backing represents approximately 25% of all injuries and accidents in the solid waste collection industry. Use our poster and guide covering the industry’s best backing practices to educate employees to stay safe on the job.


Natural Gas » » A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste & Recycling Industry

SWANA, along with NGVAmerica, is proud to promote natural gas vehicle safety initiatives to increase the commitment to workplace safety throughout the solid-waste industry and continue to keep these clean and affordable vehicles safely on the road.


Chapter Safety Ambassadors

SWANA has launched a Safety Ambassador initiative for its 45 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Under this new program, SWANA chapters will identify a member to serve as their Safety Ambassador. Safety Ambassadors will serve as leaders in their chapters, and are likely to speak at chapter events about how to reduce accidents and injuries.



The Chapter Safety Ambassador program is sponsored by 3rd Eye.

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LinkedIn Group: Solid Waste Safety

Click here to access the Solid Waste Safety LinkedIn Group, moderated by SWANA CEO & Executive Director David Biderman.

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Safety Matters Column

The “Safety Matters” column is part of the monthly members-only “I Am SWANA” eNewsletter. To receive this valuable monthly eNewsletter right to your inbox, join SWANA now!

Press Releases

SWANA Safety in the News


Safety Monday

Safety Monday is a member-only weekly, one-page safety newsletter distributed by SWANA in partnership with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA).

Members can access the complete archive of Safety Monday on the Open Forum library. You will need to log in with your member account to access.


Solid Waste Safety Events

Upcoming:

Future Fleet Forum 2018
Guildhall, City of London
City of London Corporation Offices, City of London
January 24 – 25, 2018
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NYC 2017 Vision Zero Fleets Safety Forum
Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
November 14, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Archive:

2017 Fall Back To School Safety Stand Down
July 31 – August 4, 2017
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Arizona Chapter General Membership Meeting and Safety Training
Stonebridge Golf Course
1601 Bluff Top Dr.,
Prescott Valley, AZ
June 2, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) Annual Safety Stand-Down Day
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Keystone PA Chapter Safety Summit
800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA
June 28, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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Illinois Chapter SWANA Safety Summit
Standard Equipment
2033 W. Walnut St.
Chicago, IL
April 20, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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The 2nd NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium
100 Church Street
New York City, NY
March 22, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Click Here for Full Program

TxSWANA Winter Safety Summit
City of University Park EEOC
Dallas, TX
January 26, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Click Here for More Information.

Arizona Chapter SWANA Safety Meeting
92 W. Vaughn Avenue
Town of Gilbert, AZ
February 1, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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