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SWANA calls for renewed focus on safety amid ‘unacceptable’ surge in sanitation worker deaths

Silver Spring, MD — Seventeen sanitation workers – including 13 in the United States and four in Canada – were killed in the first three weeks of 2019, the Solid Waste Association of North America reports, a development the organization calls “unprecedented” and “unacceptable” as it urges industry employers and employees to renew their commitment to safety.
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Working safely around sanitation trucks

According to NIOSH, the private and public solid waste industry recorded 599 fatal traumatic occupational injuries between 2003 and 2009 – an average of 85 fatalities each year.


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