Congratulations Luann Meyer!
Luann accomplished Safety Award
Safety Ambassador of SWANA’s New York Chapter
Details of the Recognition
Refuse and recyclable materials collection remains the 5th most dangerous job in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2015 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released in December shows that the rate of fatalities among waste collection workers has risen since 2014. SWANA continues efforts to educate and advance awareness for better industry safety practices through its integrated Safety Matters program and access to free safety-focused resources online and in-person. “Although we feel we have been making progress, this data shows that we are not yet where we need to be,” stated Meyer, . “We have to keep making safety a top priority.”