SMACNA Salutes 2016 Safety Achievers

smacna_11916CHANTILLY, Va. – A good safety record is essential for successful sheet metal and HVAC contractors. The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association recently recognized its top safety achievers in the United States and Canada through the 2016 Safety Excellence Award Program. The winners were recognized in October during SMACNA’s 73rd Annual Convention.

SMACNA also salutes the winners of the inaugural 2016 Canadian Safety Excellence Award Program and acknowledges the association’s top chapters with the highest level of survey participants.

The average number of reported injury or illness incidents, otherwise known as the OSHA incidence rate, was 2.41—the lowest rate ever reported for the safety survey program. The average reported experience modification rate, or EMR, was .78, slightly lower than last year and the lowest rate in the past decade.

The 2016 safety award winners are:

Over 500,000 hours
Corval Group – St. Paul, Minnesota
SSM Industries Inc. – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temp Control Mechanical Corp. – Portland, Oregon

400,001-500,000 hours
Apollo Mechanical Contractors – Wilsonville, Oregon
Icon Mechanical and Engineering LLC. – Granite City, Illinois
M.G. McGrath Inc. – Maplewood, Minnesota

300,001-400,000 hours
Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc. – Phoenix, Arizona
Martin Petersen Co. Inc. – Kenosha, Wisconsin
Broadway Mechanical Contractors Inc. – Oakland, California

200,001-300,000 hours
Climate Engineers – Hiawatha, Iowa
Alliant Systems LLC – Beaverton, Oregon
Arctic Sheet Metal Inc. – Portland, Oregon

100,001-200,000 hours
CMC Sheet Metal Inc. – Capitol Heights, Maryland
Couts Heating and Cooling – Corona, California
University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors – Tempe, Arizona

50,001-100,000 hours
Lyon Sheet Metal Inc. – St. Louis, Missouri
Corn States Metal Fabricators Inc. – West Des Moines, Iowa
Sheet Metal Werks – Arlington Heights, Illinois

25,001-50,000 hours
Norpac Sheet Metal – Billings, Montana
Hunter Mechanical – West Chester, Pennsylvania
Brady Air Conditioning Inc. – South San Francisco, California

1-25,000 hours
Cromedy Construction Corp. – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Archview Metals Systems Co. – Columbia, Illinois
Luthe Sheet Metal Inc. – Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Chapter Participation Awards
SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity
SMACNA Western Washington
Columbia Chapter SMACNA

Canadian Safety Winners
Overall Winner:
Modern Niagara – Toronto, Ontario

Honorable Mention (over 100,000 hours):
Vets Sheet Metal Ltd. – Edmonton, Alberta

Honorable Mention (under 100,000 hours):
Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. – Cambridge, Ontario

Photo caption: Representatives for the first-place 2016 Safety Excellence Award winners included (first row, left to right): John Santivasci Jr., CMC Sheet Metal Inc., Capitol Heights, Maryland; Bill Reardon, accepting for Cromedy Construction Corp., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mark Watson, Climate Engineers, Hiawatha, Iowa; Scott Kienast, Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc., Phoenix, Arizona and Darryl Stewart, accepting for Modern Niagara of Ontario Canada. (Second row, left to right): Mike Corrigan Sr., Lyon Sheet Metal, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri; William Roney, Apollo Mechanical Contractors, Wilsonville, Oregon; Mike McCullion, SMACNA’s director of market sectors and safety; Bob Johnston, accepting the Chapter Participation award for SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Mark Huberty, Corval Group, St. Paul, Minnesota and Jeff Link, NorPac Sheet Metal, Billings, Montana.