Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA Safety Committee members recognized for safety achievements ​

Feb 26, 2018

smohit_logoTwo SMACNA Safety Committee members are among this year’s regional winners of the SMOHIT 2018 Safety Matters Awards.

Safety award-winner Ralph Natale of McKamish Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., is being recognized for protecting the safety and health of sheet metal and HVAC workers for 30 years. His devotion to implementing safety and health programs, procedures, and training has resulted in significant reductions in hazards and related exposures to SMART union workers. As chair of SMACNA’s Safety Committee, he leads a team of eight safety professionals that addresses and finds solutions to important safety and health issues in the sheet metal and HVAC industry.

Safety award-winner Dominic Caminiti of University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors Inc., Tempe, Ariz., was selected for his industry-leading safety culture and successful field observation program. University Mechanical is adamant that “at risk” behaviors and conditions be identified early on—before injuries and incidents occur—protecting the safety and health of their workers. Mr. Caminiti is also a member of SMACNA’s Safety Committee and a longtime supporter of industry safety efforts.

Additional 2018 regional safety winners include both companies and individuals: Jeff King of VM Systems, Toledo, Ohio; John Santivasci of SMACNA contractor CMC Sheet Metal, Capitol Heights, Md.; Larry Kinnon of SMACNA member McKenney’s Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; Donald Steltz of the Western Washington JATC, Everett, Wash.; SMACNA companies A.O. Reed and Co., San Diego, Calif.; DMI Companies, Charleroi, Pa.., and Limbach Co., Pontiac, Mich.; as well as several employees of H.M. White Co., Detroit, Mich.

The SMOHIT Safety Matters Awards recognize both individuals and companies for outstanding contributions to safety and health in the sheet metal industry. Current and past winners include SMACNA member companies, company employees, training center coordinators, and safety managers and directors.

For more information, contact SMACNA’s Director of Market Sectors and Safety Mike McCullion ( / (703) 995-4027), or visit the SMOHIT website.