2016 Safety Stand Down and Safety Matters Webpage

January 14, 2016 10:58 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

As part of our commitment to safety, SWANA wholly supports the 2016 NWRA Safety Stand Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association. We hope that you will pass along this information to your chapter members and post on your chapter website to help advance awareness about this important initiative.


This week-long training and awareness effort is focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents which represents a common challenge for the industry.


The Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing runs the week of January 25 – 29, 2016. We are asking our chapters to join SWANA’s commitment, in conjunction with NWRA and other leaders within the solid waste community, toward significantly improving safety for the waste and recycling industry by taking part in this effort.


Participation in the stand down means that one’s organization and/or chapter has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to:

1. Conducting a risk assessment at job sites and review safety policies and procedures for backing.

2. Review company policies, procedures, consider enhancements, and then training employees on any changes.

3. Posting Stand Down materials to the company website, in employee meeting rooms and on social media sites.

4. Register to pledge to take part in the week-long Stand Down for safety. Participants receive a toolkit of resources for the Stand Down campaign upon registration.


Get started!

The complete Safety Stand Down Manual can be downloaded here.

Get Involved!

Click here to register for your participation in the Safety Stand Down.


Get More!

For your all of your industry safety needs, visit the  SWANA 'Safety Matters' Website [link: swana.org/safety]

The Safety Matters webpage is an online resource portal that will serve as a central place for SWANA members and other industry professionals to access the latest in safety news, important safety materials and upcoming safety events.

Included on the webpage is information about each of SWANA’s new safety initiatives – including the Safety Ambassador program and Slow Down to Get Around decal distribution – and direct links to outside resources, such as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Thank you,

Estela Martinez

Manager of Membership and Chapter Services Department

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