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Safety Award Program

The SMACNA Safety Awards Program is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and inventive efforts of our members in providing a secure and conducive environment for their employees. It's not just about recognizing past accomplishments; it's about inspiring a future marked by a dedication to safety and health within the HVAC and Sheet Metal industry.

Why Participate:

  • Recognition: Showcase your organization's commitment to safety and stand out as a leader within the industry.
  • Inspiration: Inspire others to prioritize workplace safety and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Visibility: Gain exposure for your organization and enhance your reputation as a safety-conscious employer.


Any SMACNA member who submits a 2024 SMACNA Safety Survey is eligible to participate in the member safety awards program. In addition to the survey, the Innovation award requires an application detailed below. Awards Description: 

Safety Achievement Awards 

  • Top Safety Performer Award: 
    • A certificate for an elite safety performer will be provided for all members achieving an incident rate 50% better than the U.S. Department of Labor BLS incident rate for Sheet Metal Contractors in the U.S. and the adjacent rate for Canadian members. 
  • Zero Injury and Illness Incidence Award
    • A certificate of safety excellence will be provided for all members demonstrating an outstanding safety record with zero reported incidences in 2023. 

2024 Safety Achievement Awards applications closed on June 1.

Safety Innovator of the Year Award:

With the theme of “Safety Excellence Through Innovation”, this award is open to all SMACNA members who participate in the SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards program. In collaboration with SMACNA premier partners Milwaukee Tool and Federated Insurance, the award will be for the company that demonstrates an example of an innovate safety idea, concept, or best practice that provided a statistical improvement in the company safety program or culture.