SWANA safety awards deadline nears

SWANA safety awards deadline nears

Entries for association’s waste and recycling safety awards must be received by July 1.

June 24, 2022

The deadline for 2022 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Safety Award nominations is Friday, July 1.

The Silver Springs, Maryland-based association says categories include Biggest Safety Improvement, Best Safety Innovation and COVID-19 Pandemic Resiliency.

SWANA says, “Your organization has done a great job protecting workers and the public. Now get recognized for your accomplishments by the largest member-based solid waste association in the world.”

The association says its COVID-19 Resiliency award was created to recognize organizations that have adapted to working during the pandemic “with a focus on utilizing the hierarchy of controls to protect employees, contractors and customers.” Efforts to increase worker vaccination and to ensure continuity of service also will be considered, says SWANA

The Best Safety Innovation category offers an award for “an exemplary safety innovation undertaken by the solid waste industry during the previous year to reduce hazards and accidents, develop company regulations and best practices or improve worker safety.”

The Biggest Safety Improvement award, meanwhile, honors “exemplary safety improvement undertaken by the solid waste industry during the previous year.”

There is no entry fee for nominees, but the applicant must be a SWANA member. Winners will be announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the awards ceremony taking place in December at Wastecon in San Diego.

More information about the nomination process can be found on this web page.