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SMACNA recognizes Canadian firms for safety excellence

Jun 13, 2017

Canadian_Flag_278x139Once again SMACNA is proud to recognize our Canadian member companies for their outstanding safety and health performance.

Each year, SMACNA recognizes U.S. members for advancing occupational safety and health through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). SMACNA began the SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program–Canada (SSEAP–C) last year.

Congratulations to Dilfo Mechanical Ltd., the overall winner of the 2017 SSEAP-C award for their exceptional efforts in safety and health. Canadian firms Vets Sheet Metal and Giffin Sheet Metals Ltd., will receive honorable mention awards in the “greater than 100,000 man-hour” category and the “less than 100,000 man-hour” category.

Like the U.S. Safety Excellence Award Program, the Canadian SSEAP-C program will track and trend annual data to identify proven practices in safety and health in Canada once enough information is available.

Canadian firms may also be interested in the U.S. data trends as well. These trends are available in the "“SMACNA Safety Profile"” on SMACNA’s safety webpage.

In addition, Canadian firms who submitted surveys showing zero medical cases (those requiring no medical practitioner care) will receive a “SMACNA zero injury award.” The winners of the honorable mention and zero injury awards will receive their trophies in the mail.

Dilfo Mechanical Ltd. will receive recognition and their award during the SMACNA’s annual business meeting on Oct. 25 at SMACNA’s 74rd Annual Convention in Maui.

The criteria for recognizing Canadian companies for safety awards differs from the U.S. program because Canadian safety regulatory efforts are completed separately by provinces. In the U.S., federal OSHA defines the regulatory reporting categories for the entire country.

SMACNA would like to thank all the Canadian companies who submitted surveys and congratulates them for their successful safety and health programs.

Watch for SMACNA's U.S. safety award program winners in the July issue of SMACNews.

For more information on SMACNA’s safety award programs, contact Mike McCullion, SMACNA’s director of market sectors and safety (mmccullion@smacna.org / (703) 995-4027).