ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced the winners and members of its 2009 Safety Masters Club - recognition for contractors who are dedicated to safe workplaces.

The Safety Award of Merit is awarded to ACCA contractor member companies with the best lost-time incident rate record for 2009 in each of four categories. ACCA’s 2009 Safety Award of Merit recipients are: Controlled Conditions Corp., Chesapeake, Va., 0 to 40,000 hours; Compton Mechanical Services Inc., Indianapolis, and Cooper Oates Air Conditioning, Sacramento, Calif., 40,001 to 100,000 hours; Peaden Air Conditioning, Panama City, Fla., 100,001 to 200,000 hours; and Waldrop Mechanical Services, Spartanburg, S.C., 200,001-plus hours.

The following is the complete list of the 2009 Safety Masters Club members: CHC Mechanical Contractors, Cookeville, Tenn.; Compton Mechanical Services Inc., Indianapolis; Conditioned Air Inc., Macon, Ga.; Controlled Conditions Corp., Chesapeake, Va.; Cooper Oates Air Conditioning, Sacramento, Calif.; Frymire Services Inc., Dallas; I.C. Refrigeration, Ceres, Calif.; Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Rochester, N.Y.; Ivey Mechanical Co. LLC, Kosciusko, Miss.; Peaden Air Conditioning, Panama City, Fla.; Shafer Services Inc., San Antonio, Texas; Shapiro & Duncan Inc., Rockville, Md.; Thermal Concepts, Davie, Fla.; Tri-City Mechanical, Chandler, Ariz.; Waldrop Mechanical Services; Spartanburg, S.C.

“ACCA congratulates the winners and all of our Safety Masters Club members for their commitment to safety,” said Paul Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “These companies are leaders in our industry in setting such a high standard for excellence.”

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Publication date:02/01/2010