Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Safety Bulletins

  • Hexavalent Chromium
    In October of 2004 and January of 2005, SMACNA sent out Safety Bulletins regarding OSHA’s proposed rule on hexavalent chromium (hex chrome). These bulletins are available on the SMACNA website at www.smacna.org/safety.
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  • Ladder Recall
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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  • Safety Award 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.
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  • Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E
    SMACNA has been made aware of questions relating to the recently published electrical safety regulation National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E and applicable OSHA standards.
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  • Fall Protection Recalls
    SMACNA has become aware of two safety recalls for fall protection equipment. Members are encouraged to check their existing fall protection equipment for these types of equipment and take appropriate action. SMACNA also suggests that members contact their vendors or suppliers for additional information.
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  • 2005 Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards Program Forms
    The 2005 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 feedback to the membership
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  • SMACNA Comments on Proposed OSHA Standard for Hexavalent Chromium
    In October of 2004, SMACNA sent out a Safety Bulletin (SB: 04-03) regarding OSHA’s proposed rule on hexavalent chromium (hex chrome). SMACNA’s Safety Department conducted research on the proposed standard and prepared written comments to OSHA.
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  • Surety Bonds in Construction
    Managing risk on construction projects can be complicated and costly. As a subcontractor, your risk is often affected by your relationship with the “owner” and frequently through a general contractor.
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  • Workers Compensation - Second Injury Funds
    An employee that is only partially “disabled” may still be able to work on a full-time basis. However, employers may not be willing to hire an individual who is partially disabled due to concerns over further injuries or aggravating the existing injury.
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  • OSHA Proposed Rulemaking - Hexavalent Chromium
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed rule on hexavalent chromium (hex chrome) on October 4, 2004. Hex chrome is a heavy metal found in several construction materials and industrial processes.
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