Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


2004 SMACNA Safety Statistics Profile

Each year SMACNA conducts a Safety Awards Program to recognize SMACNA members with the lowest injury/illness rates during the prior calendar year. Awards are presented to participating contractors with the lowest injury/illness incidence rate (as computed using the OSHA incident rate formula). There are various award categories based upon a contractor’s hours worked. Information submitted for the contest provides a rich database for evaluating sheet metal industry safety performance. Findings are summarized in this report. In addition, contractors participating in the awards contest are provided with information to permit them to compare their own safety performance with other similar size contractors and those performing similar types of work. The Safety Awards Program also profiles many aspects of SMACNA members’ safety efforts. Information has been gathered on the prevalence and characteristics of safety programs and training and their impact on contractor safety performance. Some trend data are included. Particular attention is given to drug and alcohol abuse programs.