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SWANA Pacific Chapter Safety Ambassador

SWANA Pacific is pleased to introduce our 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.
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Webinar – Women’s Health & Safety in the Workplace

All workers face health and safety issues at work - injuries, workplace hazards, diseases, and stress. Many of these issues have a gender dimension - they affect women in particular ways. This webinar will give an overview of the challenges women face in the workplace and ways to take action that address the ongoing inequities. (more…)
Stephanie Moorman
March 7, 2022

SWANA Fatalities Report for the First Half of 2021

SWANA has issued a press release announcing industry fatality numbers for the first half of 2021, reporting that on-the-job worker fatalities have decreased by 50% in 2021 compared to the previous three years in the United States and Canada. While this is encouraging news, third party accidents, where a member of the public is killed in a solid waste related accident, remain the same in 2021 compared to previous years. (more…)
Victoria Gazeley
September 23, 2021