Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Safety Bulletins

  • OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting
    For 2018, OSHA requirements for posting injury and illness records remain the same but reporting your records to OSHA has changed.
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  • New SmartMarket Report Focuses on Emerging Trends to Improve Safety
    A recent SmartMarket report provides interesting information on building a safety culture while considering emerging and innovative technology and work procedures being used in today’s construction projects.
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  • 2018 Safety Survey Available Now
    The annual SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) is up and ready for your participation. All US and Canadian SMACNA members can access the 2018 annual survey here. Selecting your state or province will direct you to the appropriate survey (US or Canada). Your input is critical to the success of the program. Thank you.
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  • OSHA Rule on Silica in Construction – Compliance Options
    The OSHA rule for silica in construction became effective September 23, 2017 although OSHA included a 30-day “grace period” for full enforcement. SMACNA members affected by this rule are encouraged to take a “holistic” approach to silica compliance by assessing the tasks and processes where silica (found in concrete) is disturbed (cut, drilled, grinded, etc.). SMACNA members should be aware that “Table One” and dust collection tools are not the only options for compliance. This Safety Bulletin provides further compliance guidance.
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  • Suicide Prevention Month - Awareness is the Key to Prevention
    With September dedicated as Suicide Prevention Month, SMACNA and members of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention encourage everyone to learn more about this industry and society-wide mental health issue.
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  • OSHA Launches Portal for Submission of Injury and Illness Records
    OSHA has launched a "portal" for companies to enter injury illness data. However, the (current) deadline for posting 2016 data is December 1, 2017. SMACNA members are encouraged to be prepared for this posting requirement should the regulation be fully implemented by that date.
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  • 2017 Safety Profile Available with Updated Safety Survey Data
    SMACNA would like to thank all members who submitted surveys for the 2017 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). This annual program allows SMACNA to collect significant safety and health data and track key safety issues.
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  • Be Aware of Silica Rule Compliance Date in Your State
    OSHA has postponed the compliance date for enforcing the silica in construction rule to September, 2017. However, some states may enforce the rule on the original compliance date of June 23, 2017. See SMACNA Safety Bulletin 17-01 for more information.
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  • Heat Stress Can Sneak Up on Workers – Be Prepared
    There are usually signs and symptoms associated with the various forms of heat illness including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and, most dangerous of all, heat stroke (collectively referred to as "heat stress"). This Safety Bulletin stresses the importance of preventing heat stress during hot summer months and provides helpful resources.
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  • OSHA reporting rule - post incident drug testing
    SMACNA Safety Bulletins 16-03 and 16-04 summarized the new reporting requirements under the new OSHA rule for electronic reporting of injury and illness data. This safety bulletin provides further information on post incident drug testing. read more
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