Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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  • OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements – Posting Requirements

    Dec 12, 2012
    One program that is part of every OSHA inspection is recordkeeping including injury and illness data most SMACNA firms should be collecting. The summary of 2012 records needs to be posted and available for employee review from February 1 through April 30, 2013 using the OSHA Form 300-A. State’s with State OSHA Programs (i.e., CA, OR, MI, etc.) have a similar form.
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  • Free On-line Resources Available to the Construction Industry

    Dec 12, 2012
    The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR – formerly the Center for Protection of Workers Rights) has developed several valuable training resources available to all construction companies. SMACNA assisted in the development of some of the resources and they can help many companies address the issues facing the sheet metal and HVAC industry, as well as most construction trades.
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  • OSHA Identifies Issues with Saws during National Emphasis Program Inspection

    Dec 12, 2012
    OSHA has increased enforcement efforts on several fronts including going after the “bad actors” under the Severe Violators Program and specific issues under National Emphasis Programs (NEP). One such NEP is for amputation hazards which include many of the hazards presented by machines in sheet metal shops such as press brakes, shears, and saws. SMACNA contractors are encouraged to inspect all tools, equipment and machines to ensure they are guarded properly.
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  • Former OSHA Official Speaks at SMACNA Convention

    Dec 12, 2012
    The 2012 Annual SMACNA Convention provided attendees with numerous educational sessions including “Don’t Let OSHA Ruin Your Day (Year)”. The speaker, Jonathan Snare, has experience working at a high level within Federal OSHA including Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA.
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  • SMACNA Safety and Health Resources

    Dec 12, 2012
    OSHA compliance is just one example of the issues that the SMACNA Safety and Health Department can help you address. A multitude of safety and health resources are available to SMACNA members through the products and services of the SMACNA Safety and Health Department. The safety and health products are available in a variety of formats and topics, and most are free to SMACNA members.
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