Volume 36, Issue Number 8 August 2, 2002


SMACNA Contractors Deliver Lowest Incident Rate Ever


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SMACNA Contractors are still the safest in the industry and the 2002 SMACNA Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards Program (SSEAP) results prove it. In 2001, SMACNA members were working safer than ever delivering an overall lost workday incident rate (LWDI) of 3.99, the lowest in the history of the program.

The most recent national LWDI rate computed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the sheet metal industry was 10.1. The incidence rate is a statistic representing the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

A record number of firms participated in the program with 322 contractors submitting entries. This is more than a 10 percent increase from the participation last year. The SSEAP evaluates safety data, looks for trends and recognizes SMACNA members with the lowest incident rates in the prior calendar year.

Following are the 2002 award winners. The first place winners will receive their awards on Monday, Oct. 21 at a luncheon during SMACNA’s 59th annual convention in Las Vegas. The rest will receive their award via mail.

Over 500,000 hours The Jamar Co. Inc. – Duluth, Minn. J.B. Henderson Construction Co. Inc. – Albuquerque, N.M. Postler and Jaeckle Corp. – Rochester, N.Y.

400,001-500,000 hours Heritage Air Systems Inc. – Deer Park, N.Y. Monterey Mechanical Co. – Oakland, Calif. Ruthrauff Inc. – McKees Rocks, Pa.

300,001-400,000 hours McNulty Bros. Co. – Chicago, Ill. Straus Systems Ltd. – Stafford, Texas Dee Cramer Inc. – Lansing, Mich.

200,001-300,000 hours Harris and Hart Inc. – Ogden, Utah Frank Millard and Co. Inc. – Burlington, Iowa Miller Bonded Inc. – Albuquerque, N.M.

100,001-200,000 hours Young and Pratt Mechanical – Austin, Texas Skidmore Inc. – Aurora, Colo. Natkin Contracting – Englewood, Colo.

50,001-100,000 hours Bos Sheet Metal Inc. – Sacramento, Calif. Delta Technology Corp. – Pacific, Wash. U.S. Sheet Metal Inc. – Saginaw, Mich.

25,001-50,000 hours N.Y. Sheet Metal Work Inc. – Brooklyn, N.Y. A&T Heating and A/C Corp. – Bountiful, Utah L.M. Sheet Metal Inc. – Loves Park, Ill.

1-25,000 hours Paul Miller Sheet Metal Works Inc. – Linden, N.J. J&L Sheet Metal Inc. – Kansas City, Kan. Industrial Sheet Metal and Fabricators – Vidor, Texas

The top three chapters with the highest percentage of participants will also receive an award.

SMACNA congratulates all award winners on having an excellent year. We also thank all of our members who participated in the program and ask that they continue to participate and strive toward a goal of zero injuries. A summary of the 2002 safety statistics will be published in the October issue of SMACNEWS.

For questions about the SMACNA Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards Program, please contact David DeLorenzo, director of safety and health at (703) 995-4027 or e-mail ddelorenzo@smacna.org.


Editor: Rosalind P. Raymond rraymond@smacna.org  |  Asst. Editor/Writer: Cynthia Young cyoung@smacna.org

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