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SWANA announces 2019 award winners

The presentations will be made on February 26th during the SWANApalooza conference in Boston.

The Technical Divisions of the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) have voted to recognize two outstanding members and a company for achievement, volunteer efforts and leadership in 2019.  Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards are being presented to Michelle Leonard and Ivan Cooper.  Interior Removal Specialists Inc. will receive the Sustainable Materials Management Award.

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​Unprecedented surge in industry-related deaths so far in 2019, according to SWANA

​Unprecedented surge in industry-related deaths so far in 2019, according to SWANA

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is calling for a renewed focus on safety in response to an unprecedented uptick in fatalities in 2019, to date. At least 17 fatal incidents have occurred relating to the solid waste industry in the United States and Canada so far this year, according to the organization, and although there is no common denominator for the cause of all the accidents, it is clear that reviewing safety fundamentals now will likely help prevent future incidents.

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New study from EREF, in collaboration with SWANA, quantifies needlestick injury rates for MRF workers

New study from EREF, in collaboration with SWANA, quantifies needlestick injury rates for MRF workers

Results found in a groundbreaking new report from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), in collaboration with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), indicate a needlestick injury rate at material recovery facilities (MRFs) of 2.7 per 100 workers. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 2016 data, MRF injuries (including non-needlestick related) occur at a rate of 6 per 100 workers, suggesting 45 percent of MRF injuries could be attributed to needlesticks.

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SWANA honours Professional Achievement Award Winners at WASTECON 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Roe (centre) President of Eco Partners, was among this week's award recipients at SWANA's Wastecon 2018.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2018 SWANA Professional Achievement Awards, nominated by their peers for solid waste industry excellence and dedication.  Winners were honored this week, at the Annual Awards Program at WASTECON 2018, held in Nashville, Tennessee, August 20-23.

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