SWANA Safety Matters

2016 Fatality Statistics (Waste Industry)
2016 Fatality Statistics (Waste Industry[...]
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SWANA's Safety Ambassador Program Named Safety Initiative of the Year

WasteDIVE provides busy professionals with a bird's-eye view of the waste management industry and selects award winners in a variety of catergories. Full list of winners.

Fairfax County Solid Waste Slow Down to Get Around PSA: http://www.ebmcdn.net/fairfax/fairfax-cable-viewer.php?w=768&h=432&viewnode=psa_60_slowdown

Safety Tips

Safety Resource Links for Collectors

Staying Safe in the Summer

1)     NSC Five Minute Safety Talk on Heat Related Illness

2)     OSHA Quick Card on protecting workers from heat stress 


Spanish https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3417-sp.pdf

3)     Dehydration Urine Color Chart 

4)     There is also a great OSHA Heat Index app available for smartphones. There is a version that can be free downloaded for IOS and one for Android. More information here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/osha-heat-safety-tool/id469229784?mt=8 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.dol.heatindex&hl=en

5) NSC Power Point Presentation for Safety Talk on Heat Related Illness

NSC Heat-Related Illness Summer Safety T[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.3 MB]