Shawn Mandel
Director of Safety
Waste Connections, Inc.
Shawn Mandel is the Vice President – Safety and Risk Management for Waste Connections, Inc. In this role he is responsible for the oversight, development, support and implementation of environmental health and safety programs and risk management programs throughout Waste Connections.

Shawn has over thirty years of experience as a safety professional and joined Waste Connections in 2011. Prior to his role at Waste Connections, Shawn was the Director of Safety for Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste). He began his career in the waste industry in 1995 with BFI (Browning-Ferris Industries) as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager.

Additionally, Shawn is Chair of the National Waste & Recycling Association safety committee, a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America safety committee, a member of the ANSI Z245 committee, a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and previous member of the NIOSH / NORA service sector committee. Shawn holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and an Associate degree in the Administration of Justice.
Shawn Mandel