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Announcing Our New SWANA Pacific Chapter Safety Ambassador

SWANA Pacific is pleased to welcome our new Safety Ambassador. Lynne Vidler is a Senior Project Engineer at Metro Vancouver with nearly 12 years of experience in the Solid Waste field.  Prior to starting with Metro Vancouver, Lynne spent 10 years in the pulp and paper industry, working at mills in Port Alberni, Powell River and Delta. Throughout her career she has been actively involved in safety and emergency management and is looking forward to working with SWANA members on safety initiatives in our region. To contact Lynne with any safety issues or concerns, please contact her via the button below.
COVID-19Safety

COVID-19 – Protecting Yourself and Your Employees

The global situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve on a daily basis.  Thankfully the transmission risk level in BC and the Yukon remains low at this time, but here are some basic steps you can take to protect yourself, and ideas on how businesses can protect their staff: What you can do to protect yourself: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, don’t touch your face and cover your cough or sneeze. Monitor yourself for symptoms, including cough, sneezing, fever, sore throat and difficulty breathing. Call the public health line at 8-1-1 if you have symptoms, particularly if you have recently travelled abroad. Stay home when you are sick. How employers can protect their employees and customers: Stay on top of the latest communication by reputable global health authorities and keep staff informed of any changes and updates. Keep employees informed with regular updates. If the…
Stephanie Moorman
March 11, 2020
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New SWANA Report Focuses on Safety at Landfills

Safety is a primary focus for SWANA. The SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) identified the need for research on innovations in employee and customer safety at municipal solid waste landfills and focused on that topic for its latest report, “Employee, Commercial Hauler, and Self-hauler Safety at Landfills.” (more…)
Stephanie Moorman
January 15, 2020
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Announcing Our New SWANA Pacific Chapter Safety Ambassador

SWANA Pacific is pleased to welcome our new Safety Ambassador. Lynne Vidler is a Senior Project Engineer at Metro Vancouver with nearly 12 years of experience in the Solid Waste field. Prior to starting with Metro Vancouver, Lynne spent 10 years in the pulp and paper industry, working at mills in Port Alberni, Powell River and Delta. Throughout her career she has been actively involved in safety and emergency management and is looking forward to working with SWANA members on safety initiatives in our region. (more…)
Stephanie Moorman
August 7, 2019
NewsSafety

Hauler Safety Outreach

Solid waste collection workers are receiving the same safety resources from SWANA at Hauler Safety Outreach events across North America. These efforts are meant to provide valuable safety materials to the haulers who visit facilities every day who face serious risk of injury and fatality. Collecting waste and recyclables is the 5th most dangerous job in the United States and is very hazardous in other countries as well. (more…)
Stephanie Moorman
June 11, 2019
COVID-19 Update & Resources