Virtual SWANA Safety Summit

February 25, 2021

Noon - 5:30 PM EST


This half-day, virtual event will share industry data on injuries and fatalities and explore how it can help improve collection and post-collection safety. Industry leaders will also discuss the pandemic response and what lessons can be applied.

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SWANA’s Backing Best Management Practices Guide

According to industry and OSHA data, backing represents approximately 25% of all injuries and accidents in the solid waste collection industry. Use this guide covering the industry’s best backing practices to educate employees to stay safe on the job.

The Solid Waste Association of North America would like to thank Thomas Parker, PE, BCEE of Ch2M for the development of the backing best management practices guide. Mr. Parker would like to acknowledge the following resources, organizations and individuals which were consulted in the preparation of this document:

  • Wallace, Liz. “CDL Driver Guide to Best Practices for Safe Backing.” Web log post. Driving Ambition. Driving Ambition Inc., 09 Sept. 2012


  • National Waste & Recycling Association

  • Tabitha Laser, CSP, H&S Business Solutions Leader, CH2M

  • Anthony Miano, Solid Waste Manager, City of Tempe, Arizona

  • SWANA Safety Committee

Related Documents

More on Safety from SWANA National:


LMOP Quick Reference Sheet
Regulations and Proposals Affecting Landfills and LFG Energy Projects 9/2016
Click here to download reference sheet.