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 2017 Safety Excellence Award Program. The winners were recognized in October during SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii.
SMACNA is proud to acknowledge the 2017 winners and to salute the top chapters with the highest level of survey participants.
Pictured above from left to right: Jeffrey Ellis, Air Systems Balancing and Testing Service, Rochester, N.Y.; Bob Johnston, accepting the first-place Chapter Participation Award for SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Jim Bigham, accepting for Corval Group, St. Paul, Minn.; Scott Kienest, Bel-Aire Mechanical, Phoenix; Ken Johnson, G.R.P. Mechanical Co., Bethalto, Ill.; Mike McCullion, SMACNA director of market sectors and safety; John Sindyla, accepting for Schweizer Dipple, Oakwood Village, Ohio; Darryl Stewart, accepting for Dilfo Mechanical Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario (the overall Canadian safety program winner); Kevin O’Dorisio, accepting for Air-Ex Air Conditioning, Pomona, Calif.; Jeff Lukitsh, Westside Mechanical Naperville, Ill.; Steve Highland, Broadway Mechanical Contractors, Oakland, Calif.
This year’s safety survey findings indicate that survey respondents have effective safety programs. The average number of reported injury or illness incidents (the OSHA incidence rate), was 2.22, continuing the decade-long trend of decreasing incidence rates. The average reported experience modification rate (EMR), was .81, remaining consistently low as well.
The 2017 safety award winners are:
More than 500,000 hours
Corval Group — St. Paul, Minn.
Winger Contracting Co. — Ottumwa, Iowa
University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors Inc. — El Cajon, Calif.
GRP Mechanical Co. Inc. — Bethalto, Ill.
Heating and Plumbing Engineers Inc. — Colorado Springs, Colo.
Icon Mechanical and Engineering — Granite City, Ill.
Broadway Mechanical Contractors Inc. — Oakland, Calif.
Indoor Environmental Services — Sacramento, Calif.
Martin Petersen Co. Inc. — Kenosha, Wisc.
Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc. — Phoenix
Walsh Mechanical Contactors — Abington, Mass.
Climate Engineers — Hiawatha, Iowa
Westside Mechanical Inc. — Naperville, Ill.
University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors Inc. — Tempe, Ariz.
Richards Sheet Metal Works Inc. — Ogden, Utah
Schweizer Dipple Inc. — Oakwood Village, Ohio
Allison Mechanical Inc. — Redlands, Calif.
Ram Mechanical Services — Carol Stream, Ill.
Air-Ex Air Conditioning Inc. — Pomona, Calif.
Bellevue Mechanical — Bellevue, Wash.
Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. — Chandler, Ind.
Air Systems Balancing and Testing Service — Rochester, N.Y.
Eber HVAC Inc. — Johnstown, Pa.
Miller’s Smith and Losli Sheet Metal Inc. — Aberdeen, Wash.
Chapter participation awards
SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity
SMACNA Western Washington
S/M Contractors of Iowa Inc. — Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Canada Safety Excellence Award winners
Overall Winner: Dilfo Mechanical Ltd. — Ottawa, Ontario
Honorable Mention – Over 100,000 hours
Vets Sheet Metal Ltd. — Edmonton, Alberta
Honorable Mention – Under 100,000 hours
Giffin Sheet Metals Ltd. — Toronto
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.