SMACNA Chapters have the opportunity to nominate a member firm for the 10th annual Safe-In-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™ and put them in the running to receive national recognition for their safety and health efforts in hearing conservation. To be eligible a company must have demonstrated, by example, the benefits of developing or following good hearing loss prevention practices.
To start the process, send a letter of intent describing why the organization being nominated deserves the award (e.g. displays excellence in hearing loss prevention) to email@example.com by June 15, 2018. SMACNA’s Director of Market Sectors and Safety, Mike McCullion, will provide assistance to anyone interested in applying for the award by endorsing their efforts. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The award was created through a collaborative effort by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) and includes the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).
The Safe-in-Sound award-winning stories will be shared and showcased at a special award ceremony and in press releases sent to the occupational health and hearing research communities. Those selected will be recognized for their role in improving working conditions in the United States. In addition, a representative of the selected enterprises/organizations will be invited to the Annual Conference of the National Hearing Conservation Association, where they will present their award-winning stories and receive their award.