The new year means that it is time for the 2004 SMACNA Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards
Program (SSEAP). This annual program is the tool SMACNA uses to obtain valuable information
about the safety and health programs of its members, determine winners of the annual safety
awards, and provide safety feedback to the membership.
Although not directly involved with the construction method, SMACNA members should be aware
of a recent information bulletin produced by OSHA regarding hazards associated with “tilt-up”
SMACNA has tracked several recent proposed and existing regulations in an effort to examine
aspects of the regulations that place undue burden on small businesses. We will continue to monitor
the safety and health regulatory arena, including appropriate involvement in the rulemaking process,
and provide members with updates.
Nearly 300 firms participated in the 2003 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP)
representing 51.9 million man-hours worked in calendar year 2002. Improving on last year’s safety
survey results, over one-third of responding SMACNA contractors reported zero lost workdays
during the 2002 calendar year
In our effort to keep SMACNA members up-to-date on current safety and health information, we offer the
following data for 2002 regarding workplace fatalities, as provided by the Labor Department's Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS).
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Black & Decker (U.S.)
Inc., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 265,000 18-volt cordless drill/drivers. The
drill's switch can malfunction and overheat, posing the possibility of a fire hazard to users
After months of deliberation, OSHA has decided not to modify the form which employers use to
record workplace injuries and illnesses, to include a separate column for musculoskeletal disorders
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A new OSHA enforcement policy will result in on-site follow-up inspections at workplaces with a
history of non-compliance. The policy is directed towards establishments that have received an
OSHA citation with "high gravity willful violations, multiple high gravity serious violations, repeat
violations at the originating establishment, failure-to-abate notices, or a serious or willful violation
related to a fatality."
The new year means that it is time for the 2003 SMACNA Safety Statistics Evaluation and
Awards Program (SSEAP). This annual program is the tool SMACNA uses to obtain valuable
information about the safety and health programs of its members, determine winners of the
annual safety awards, and provide safety feedback to the membership.