Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Safety Bulletins

  • Workers' Compensation Inspections
    States may start to conduct workers’ compensation compliance inspections as they find that ensuring compliance and uncovering fraud is increasingly important to the well-being of state workers’ compensation programs.
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  • 2004 Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards Program Forms
    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.
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  • OSHA Bulletin on "Tilt-up" Construction Methods
    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” construction methods.
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  • Regulatory Update
    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.
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  • 2003 SMACNA Safety Awards Results Are In
    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
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  • 2002 Bureau of Labor Statistics - Workplace Fatality Results
    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).
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  • Black & Decker Announces Recall to Repair 18-volt Cordless Drill/Drivers
    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
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  • OSHA Finalizes Recordkeeping Policy
    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 (MSD).
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  • Safety Awards Data Questionnaire
    THIS FORM CAN BE COMPLETED IN ONE OF TWO WAYS: 1. LOG ON TO OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.SMACNA.ORG/MEMBERS/SAFETYSURVEY, AND COMPLETE …ON LINE. YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY SUBMITTED. 2. THIS FORM MAY ALSO BE FILLED OUT AND MAILED OR FAXED TO: CLRC 1915 EYE STREET, NW, #500 WASHINGTON, DC 20006 FAX: (202) 467-5683
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  • New OSHA Enforcement Policy
    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."
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