SWANA Launches Weekly Safety Newsletter in French

SWANA Launches Weekly Safety Newsletter in French

SWANA’s Safety Matters available in English, Spanish, and French starting in 2022

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce that Safety Matters, its weekly safety newsletter, will be available in French starting January 2, 2022. The goal and purpose of Safety Matters is to make relevant safety guidance easily accessible to front-line employees and workers at all levels. Adding a French translation to the English and Spanish versions will expand accessibility to solid waste and recycling workers in Canada, the Caribbean, and beyond.

“I am very pleased that we are making our weekly safety newsletter available in French,” stated David Biderman, SWANA’s Executive Director and CEO. “It is the first SWANA periodical translated into French, and we expect to work with our terrific Quebec chapter and others to translate other SWANA safety materials into French later this year.”

SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to move the waste collection industry off the top ten deadliest occupations list in the United States and reduce the frequency of fatalities, injuries, and crashes in Canada. By continuing its work with members and industry partners, SWANA will continue providing safety training and resources in the new year.

“Delivering safety messages in the language workers are most comfortable with is vitally important,” stated Michel Binette, Senior Director, Government Relations and Business Development of Waste Connections of Canada and SWANA’s Quebec Chapter Delegate. “By offering Safety Matters in French, SWANA ensures its safety newsletter can reach a larger audience and be even more effective.”

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