Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Safety Bulletins

  • Circular Saw Recall
    Mount Prospect, Ill.-based Robert Bosch Tool Corp. is recalling about 811,000 SkilR brand circular saws. The trigger switch on the circular saw can be locked on or the switch can be turned on without the use of the safety lock-out. This can cause unexpected operation of the saw, posing a risk of laceration.
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  • 2007 Safety Award Winners
    2007 Safety Award Winners
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  • Multi-Employer Enforcement Policy Decision
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lost significant ability to issue citations to general contractors and others with overall construction site safety responsibilities when the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) voted to overturn a citation issued to a general contractor in the case of Secretary of Labor v. Summit Contractors Inc., OSHRC, No. 03-1622, 4/27/07.
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  • OSHA Regulatory Agenda for Spring 2007
    The U.S. Department of Labor, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), publishes a Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda. This list of proposed standards provides information and timing on new regulations and standards. The proposed standards often include topics that affect the sheet metal and HVAC industry.
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  • Free SMACNA and SMOHIT Safety and Health Training Products Available
    SMACNA has produced many safety and health products in the past years including manuals on important topics such as Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection, Environmental Risk Management, Scaffold Compliance, and Hazard Communication Toolbox Talks.
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  • 2007 Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards Program
    The 2007 SMACNA Safety Statistics Evaluation and 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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  • Hexchrome Update - May Compliance Deadline for Small Companies
    On February 28, 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published court-ordered final rules governing workplace exposures to hexavalent chromium in General Industry and the Construction Industry.
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  • Electrical Switch Recall
    “Our number one priority is the safety of our people, our customers and our products. Because of this, we are working in conjunction with the Consumer Products Safety Commission on a voluntary recall of our Square D 30A & 60A General Duty Switch manufactured between September 11, 2006 and November 4, 2006.
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  • 2006 Safety Survey Winners
    The SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) is an annual program which enables SMACNA to track the safety history of the industry and recognize members for outstanding safety performance. We are proud to announce the 2006 SSEAP winners in the various manhour categories.
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  • Fall Protection Recall
    Retractable fall protection devices have become more popular and can be an effective way to protect workers. However, SMACNA members are encouraged to check with fall protection suppliers and distributors to ensure there are no recalls or stop orders related to the equipment. This safety bulletin includes information on a recent, active stop order.
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