Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Deadline for SMACNA’s 2nd Annual Safety Innovation Award Nominations Approaching

Jun 18, 2020

Safety award 2020 600x600SMACNA is accepting nominations for its second annual Safety Innovation Award. Nominations are due July 1, 2020.

The award, open to all SMACNA members who submitted a 2020 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award survey, is centered around the theme “Safety Excellence Through Innovation,” and highlights the progressive and innovative ideas SMACNA members use to improve safety excellence.

The Safety Innovation Award formally recognizes one company that best demonstrates an innovative safety idea, concept, or best practice that successfully improved the company’s safety program or safety culture.

Last year’s winner, FE Moran of Northbrook, Illinois, took the stagnate/basic JHA form/process that had been around since the 1970s and simplifying, yet super-charging it to integrate work flow and productivity.

Safety-516988096 600x425The FE Moran Safety Department spent two years drafting the narrative construction scripts and integrating it with workflow. They developed sheet metal operational steps, assigned exposures and provided methods and means to reduce/eliminate these exposures. This was a ground up approach from project start to demobilization. Other 2019 winners included PSF Mechanical and Poynter Sheet Metal.

Read more about the 2019 winners here.

About the Award

In collaboration with SMACNA Premier Partners Milwaukee Tool and Federated Insurance, the award is presented to the company that demonstrates an innovative safety idea, concept or best practice that improves its safety programming or culture. Milwaukee Tool and Federated Insurance will each contribute $2,500 ($5,000 total) to the charity of the winner’s choice. In addition, the winner will receive a specially made trophy in recognition of the most innovative idea or best practice.

Submission Deadline

Submissions are due July 1, 2020. All entries will be judged for creativity, degree of added benefit to the company, and level of quantitative improvement.

To enter the 2020 SMACNA Safety Innovation Award contest, submit your safety best practice online.

If you have questions, please email Mike McCullion, SMACNA’s director of market sectors and safety.