Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Safety Bulletins

  • 2002 Safety Awards Program
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  • SMACNA Launches Online Safety Training for Members
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  • NAIMA Provides SMACNA with Publication on Exposure Data to Guide Contractors Working with Insulation
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  • OSHA Update
    This Safety Bulletin provides an update on proposed standards affecting the sheet metal/ HVAC industry as listed in the most recent Federal OSHA semi-annual regulatory agenda
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  • Two Model Programs Available in 2014
    SMACNA has developed the model program Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity to provide SMACNA contractors with a valuable emergency preparedness and business continuity program workbook. Sections of the document address risk assessment, forming a crisis management team, emergency preparation, recovery and resumption, and a list of useful resources.
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  • 2014 Safety Excellence Awards Program Survey Available Online
    The 2014 SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards Program (SSEAP) is up and running. 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 data feedback to the membership.
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  • Dust Masks vs Respirators
    A recent thread of emails on the SMACNA Safety Listserve addressed certification and fit testing for “dust masks”. The following information is provided as a brief guide to using dust masks and respirators known as “filtering facepieces”.
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  • BIM and Safety
    In June 2014, SMACNA’s Director of Safety and Health, Mike McCullion, attended a national workshop entitled Using BIM to Eliminate Construction Site Hazards. The workshop was sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)
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  • 2013 Safety Survey Results
    SMACNA would like to thank all members who submitted surveys for the 2013 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). In addition to recognizing members for outstanding safety performance, this annual program collects important safety and health data and tracks key safety history issues for the industry.
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  • Correct Wearing of Hardhats
    An ongoing issue in the construction industry is whether workers can wear hardhats “backwards”. The basic answer is No, unless the hardhat is made to be worn either way.
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