At SWANA, We Strongly Believe in Safety First

Waste collection is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and SWANA is committed to safety. Please take advantage of the many resources available on SWANA’s website. Resources include tips, information and safety campaigns.

SWANA Safety Pledge

We want to encourage all chapter members to take the SWANA Safety Pledge to show your dedication to safety.

SWANA Collection Safety Tips Video

SWANA’s latest safety video has tips for employees in Collections to stay safe while out on the road. Click here to watch the video.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on Workplace Fatalities

SWANA has issued a press release in response to a report by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on workplace fatalities. To read the statement, click here.

Trench Safety Stand Down

Trench Safety Stand Down Week is held every June and is hosted by NUCA. The Safety Stand Down presents the opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees and others about safety. These Stand Downs will focus on trench & excavation hazards and reinforce the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards. Click here for more information.

Visit OSHA’s website for more Trenching and Excavation Safety information.

SWANA Safety Initiatives

Become a Safety Sponsor

Show your commitment to safety and have a banner displayed on the main SWANA website

For more information, email [email protected].

Become a Member

Meet other solid waste professionals, stay updated on industry news, and take advantage of training opportunities.

Upcoming Events

The NJ Chapter hosts several networking and training events throughout the year. Stay in-the-know!

Young Professionals

Represent the future of the solid waste industry: become a young professional member.