Safety Award Winners Prove that Safety Matters
It was an exceptional year for SMACNA contractors when it comes to breaking safety records. A record number of companies participated this year when 250 firms answered the challenge to compete and be recognized for their safety excellence.
SMACNA’s 2018 Safety Excellence Award winners (left to right): Dominic Caminiti, University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors; Ken Wurst, accepting for chapter winner SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Glen Popovich, accepting for Vets Sheet Metal, the overall Canadian safety program winner; John Santivasci, CMC Sheet Metal Inc.; John Sickle Jr., Ohio Fabricators; Mike McCullion, SMACNA director of market sectors and safety; Steve Shank, S.P. McCarl and Company; Bill Reardon, executive director, SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity accepting for Lo-Mar Mechanical; Brian Ninomoto, Hawaii Sheetmetal and Mechanical; Joe Geist, Auburn Mechanical; and Brian Keck, Winger Contracting Company.
“The 2018 Safety Excellence Award Program recognizes those companies that go above and beyond and strive for safety success,” said SMACNA 2018 President Jack Knox, “because safety matters.”
“The SMACNA safety awards program acknowledges safety excellence in companies of all sizes, and shows that the industry as a whole values the well-being of all workers,” noted Mike McCullion, SMACNA director of market sectors and safety.
Knox lauded the first-place U.S. and Canadian winners of SMACNA’s 2018 Safety Excellence Award Program for their outstanding performances in occupational safety and health at Wednesday’s luncheon during SMACNA’s Annual Convention in San Diego.