New York City Targets Big Buildings
In a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world, a New York City lawmaker introduced a bill that would order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the largest source of carbon dioxide.
14 College of Fellows Scholarship Winners Named
Join SMACNA in congratulating the 2018 College of Fellows scholarship winners. Four students received scholarships from the College of Fellows and ten received endowed scholarships from SMACNA members and chapters through the College’s Endowed Scholarship Program.
“Boots on the Ground” Defeat Vote
The efforts of SMART local unions to help Missouri Local Unions 2 and 36 defeat the Missouri right-to-work (RTW) referendum did not go unnoticed by SMART and Building Trades leaders at the 2018 SMART Annual Business Agents’ Conference last week.
SMACNA’s New Board Candidates
SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee met earlier this month to determine the slate of candidates to fill five positions on SMACNA’s Board of Directors.
Recruiting at the Source: SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Combines Recruitment with Tours of Sheet Metal Facilities
“I believe these tours are invaluable as it helps educators better understand and describe what the sheet metal industry is about,” said Bernie Brill of SMACNA Mid-Atlantic. “The attendees had little first-hand experience about our industry and this opportunity gave them an insight and a better appreciation for the work our contractors perform. It also tied together education, training, and the other characteristics needed for one to succeed in this business.”
Developing Trail-Blazing New Products
Dave Skelly, director of sales for JM’s Performance Materials and Industrial Insulation Group (IIG), leads the field sales and account management organization responsible for mechanical, HVAC and industrial insulation products in North America.
Ensure Company Photos and Videos are “Safety Friendly”
Safety violations in photos and videos distract from the contractor’s message. As leaders in the industry, SMACNA members need to ensure that their personnel in company promotional videos and photos are not unintentionally propagating safety hazards.
Turning “Near Miss” Moments Into Teaching Moments
How many “near misses” do workers encounter on the job? According to the National Safety Council (NSC) a near miss incident is defined as “an unplanned event that doesn’t result in injury or death, but could have.”
For Safety Tips, Join SMOHIT’s “Safe Me” Program
The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) is committed to minimizing injuries on the job with safety programs like “Safe Me” that drive awareness of exercise, physical fitness, and how to manage stress and minimize fatigue, with the ultimate goal of maximizing health, minimizing injury, and being safer.
Developing a Safety Culture of Caring
As the economy continues to heat up and businesses continue to grow, an unwanted risk emerges in lockstep with the growing economy—an increase in safety-related incidents.