Safety University at IWS

Safety is not just a word it’s a lifestyle. We take great pride in our commitment to safety that we have made to our employees, our customer, and our environment. We fulfill this promise by utilizing cutting edge technology and by implementing top industry safety practices through the company.

According to the federal government, the waste collection industry is on the list of 10 most dangerous jobs. By working with organizations like SWANAOSHA, and the NWRA, we can reduce accidents and injuries in the industry.

About Swana: The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

About OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.


About NWRA: The National Waste & Recycling Association is the trade association representing private-sector U.S. waste and recycling companies, as well as the manufacturers and service providers that do business with those companies.

Training Resources

We are happy to share our training videos with the public to help promote a safer waste management industry! We cover topics like Proper PPE, Preventing Heat Stress, Rear Ends, and so much more. Check out our YouTube playlist for training videos.

If you are interested in a safety video not listed here, contact us and let us know! We are always looking to further the message and cover all relevant topics.

Be sure to also check our blog for more tips on safe practices at work and at home.