CHANTILLY, VA. — A good safety record is essential for successful sheet metal and HVAC contractors. The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) recently recognized its top safety achievers in the United States and Canada through the 2016 Safety Excellence Award Program. The winners were recognized in October during SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention in Phoenix.
Representatives for the first-place 2016 Safety Excellence Award winners included (first row, left to right): John Santivasci Jr., CMC Sheet Metal Inc., Capitol Heights, Md.; Bill Reardon, accepting for Cromedy Construction Corp., Philadelphia; Mark Watson, Climate Engineers, Hiawatha, Iowa; Scott Kienast, Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc., Phoenix; and Darryl Stewart, accepting for Modern Niagara of Ontario Canada. (Second row, left to right) Mike Corrigan Sr., Lyon Sheet Metal, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.; William Roney, Apollo Mechanical Contractors, Wilsonville, Ore.; Mike McCullion, SMACNA’s director of market sectors and safety; Bob Johnston, accepting the Chapter Participation award for SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Mark Huberty, Corval Group, St. Paul, Minn.; and Jeff Link, NorPac Sheet Metal, Billings, Mont.
SMACNA also is proud to salute the winners of the inaugural 2016 Canadian Safety Excellence Award Program and acknowledge the association’s top chapters with the highest level of survey participants.
The average number of reported injury or illness incidents, otherwise known as the OSHA incidence rate, was 2.41…the lowest rate ever reported for the safety survey program. The average reported experience modification rate, or EMR, was .78, slightly lower than last year and the lowest rate in the past decade.
The 2016 safety award winners are:
Over 500,000 hours
Corval Group – St. Paul, Minn.
SSM Industries Inc. – Pittsburgh
Temp Control Mechanical Corp. – Portland, Ore.
Apollo Mechanical Contractors – Wilsonville, Ore.
Icon Mechanical and Engineering LLC. – Granite City, Ill.
M.G. McGrath Inc. – Maplewood, Minn.
Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc. – Phoenix
Martin Petersen Co. Inc. – Kenosha, Wis.
Broadway Mechanical Contractors Inc. – Oakland, Calif.
Climate Engineers – Hiawatha, Iowa
Alliant Systems LLC – Beaverton, Ore.
Arctic Sheet Metal Inc. – Portland, Ore.
CMC Sheet Metal Inc. – Capitol Heights, Md.
Couts Heating and Cooling – Corona, Calif.
University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors – Tempe, Ariz.
Lyon Sheet Metal Inc. – St. Louis
Corn States Metal Fabricators Inc. – West Des Moines, Iowa
Sheet Metal Werks – Arlington Heights, Ill.
Norpac Sheet Metal – Billings, Mont.
Hunter Mechanical – West Chester, Pa.
Brady Air Conditioning Inc. – South San Francisco, Calif.
Cromedy Construction Corp. – Philadelphia.
Archview Metals Systems Co. – Columbia, Ill.
Luthe Sheet Metal Inc. – Cherry Hill, N.J.
Chapter Participation Awards
SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity
SMACNA Western Washington
Columbia Chapter SMACNA
Canadian Safety Winners
Modern Niagara – Toronto, Ontario|
Honorable Mention (over 100,000 hours):
Vets Sheet Metal Ltd. – Edmonton, Alberta
Honorable Mention (under 100,000 hours):
Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. – Cambridge, Ontario
SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms, is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. Visit www.smacna.org.
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