Safety Sponsorship Program

 Safety Sponsorship Overview

The Safety Sponsorship will annually recognize one SMACNA member that supports the objectives of the BE4ALL initiative, with an opportunity to attend the National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Congress and Expo.

Who is Eligible: 

Current SMACNA members that meet at least one of the following three criteria: 

  1. Directly represents an underrepresented group, defined as people of color, LGBTQ+ person, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and others who identify as a minority, or
  2. Made an impact in advocating for the interests of underrepresented groups, or
  3. Improved recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups.

Details of the Sponsorship: 

The Safety Sponsorship will fund attendance at the NSC Safety Congress & Expo, to include travel that meets the SMACNA member travel guidelines and one full Safety Congress & Expo registration (total not to exceed $5,000). In return the applicant will present an overview of their NSC Safety Congress & Expo experience to the Safety and Health Committee at their winter meeting, virtually via Zoom.  


To Apply: 

Applicants will complete and submit the official online application below. The application captures details regarding the respective area(s) in which they support the BE4ALL initiative and how attending the NSC Safety Congress & Expo would result in the enhancement or advancement of their safety efforts. 


Deadline for Submissions: 

All submissions will be due to SMACNA by May 31st. 


Selection Method: 

The Safety and Health Committee will review submissions and determine the winner based on the application details regarding their BE4ALL support and potential impact attending the NSC Safety Congress & Expo will have on the individual’s advancement in the industry.   



The Safety Sponsorship winner will be notified in July, allowing enough time to attend the NSC Safety Congress & Expo in September.