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SWANA Expands 2017 Safety Awards Program

Award submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2017 and winners will be announced on June 15, 2017.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is again recognizing excellence in solid waste safety through its awards program, while expanding the categories being honored this year. 

The SWANA Safety Awards program began last year by recognizing winners in two categories: Best Safety Innovation and Biggest Safety Improvement. In 2017, the field will be expanded to recognize winners from each of SWANA’s 7 Technical Divisions. Members of SWANA’s Safety Committee will then choose an overall winner to be awarded as well.

SWANA’s safety awards exemplify the solid waste industry’s profound commitment to improving employee safety through communication, best practices, increased compliance with applicable regulations, and accident investigation and review.

“We are very excited about the expansion of SWANA’s safety awards,” SWANA Executive Director and CEO David Biderman said in a statement. “They provide an opportunity for SWANA to recognize the biggest improvements and best safety programs in various lines of business, and to share best practices that other employers in both the public and private sector can use to reduce accidents and injuries involving their operations.”

Award submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2017 and winners will be announced on June 15, 2017. SWANA will present the awards to the winners at the ISWA World Congress/ WASTECON 2017 in September in Baltimore.

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