Winners to be honored at WASTECON® 2016
Novi, Mich. (August 22, 2016) – Aria Energy is pleased to be the recipient of the 2016 Biggest Safety Innovation award, presented by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).
Aria Energy was honored for its profound commitment to employee safety through communication, best practices, increased company regulations, and accident review. The company was chosen as the Biggest Safety Innovation winner for its employee-lead safety initiatives that include an Employee Run Safety Committee, Safety Subcommittees and a Safety Board, which have urged front-line employees to drive the safety program, as opposed to top leaders stressing the programs.
Richard DiGia, President & CEO of Aria Energy, stated, “We are honored to have been chosen to receive this inaugural award from SWANA. As a company spread across 16 states, with as few as two employees in some locations, this recognition tangibly demonstrates our level of commitment, held company-wide, to ensuring everyone throughout our organization benefits from a safe work environment.”
Since enacting its new safety program, Aria Energy continues to experience an impressive decline in annual accident rates. The company achieved 285 days accident-free. Injury rates decreased 45% in 2015 and are even lower in 2016.
Aria Energy will receive the 2016 Biggest Safety Innovation award during the SWANA Safety Summit at WASTECON, in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 24, 2016. This is the first year SWANA has presented national safety awards, reflecting its renewed commitment to worker safety.
About Aria Energy:
Headquartered in Novi, MI, Aria Energy provides baseload renewable energy to utilities and other customers across the United States. Aria Energy owns and/or operates a diversified portfolio of renewable energy projects across 16 states, collectively representing 265.9 MW-equivalent of baseload renewable energy capacity. For additional information, please visit: http://www.ariaenergy.com/.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 8,400 public and private sector professionals 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. For more information, visit www.SWANA.org.