The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, recently announced the winners of its Annual Safety Excellence Awards. The recognition program stems from SMACNA’s yearly safety survey and celebrates members who report the lowest injury and illness rates and who continue to adopt a safety culture along with safe practices on the jobsite. 

“Nothing is more important to SMACNA than the health and safety of our members and their employees,” says Vince Sandusky, SMACNA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Safety Excellence Awards. You should feel proud of what you’ve accomplished as low injury and illness rates speak volumes to your best-in-class performance within the industry.” 
27 member companies received the 2021 Safety Excellence Award for overall safety performance based on people-hours worked and OSHA incidence rates as reported in the annual safety survey. Award winners in Canada were recognized based on performance as measured against Canadian safety programs which are conducted on a provincial basis rather than the national OSHA program in the U.S. Detailed results from the U.S. survey can be found in the SMACNA Safety Statistics Profile report due out later in the summer.

The average OSHA incident rate (1.91) was the lowest reported rate in the lifespan of the survey and the reported experience modification rate (EMR) of 0.78 was slightly lower than last year (0.79). An EMR below 1.0 is generally considered on the positive side of the “average” EMR for the entire construction industry. 
First place winners will be presented with the award during SMACNA’s Annual Convention in October. All others will receive the award via mail over the summer. Award winners include:

Over 500,000 hours

TCM Corp – Portland, Oregon
Baker Group – Ankeny, Iowa
Control Air Enterprises LLC – Anaheim, California

400,001-500,000 hours

Streimer – Portland, Oregon
Integrated Facility Services – Fenton, Missouri
MG McGrath, Inc. – Maplewood, Minnesota

300,001-400,000 hours

General Sheet Metal – Clackamas, Oregon
Mall City Mechanical – Kalamazoo, Michigan
Peck Hannaford & Briggs Co. – Cincinnati, Ohio

200,001-300,000 hours

Climate Engineers – Hiawatha, Iowa
Smith MEP – Santa Maria, California
Wiegmann Associates – Saint Charles, Missouri

100,001-200,000 hours

Rabe Environmental Systems, Inc. – Erie, Pennsylvania
Westside Mechanical Group – Naperville, Illinois
Research Air Flo, Inc. – Atlanta, Georgia

50,001-100,000 hours

Castle Heating & Air, Inc. – Solon, Ohio
GES Sheet Metal, Inc. – Fontana, California
S&Z Sheetmetal, Inc. – Flint, Michigan

25,001-50,000 hours

Gerard Sheet Metal Fabricators, Inc. – East Brunswick, New Jersey
Parker Sheet Metal Inc. – Frederick, Colorado
Range Cornice & Roofing Company – Hibbing, Minnesota

1-25,000 hours

RC Metal Worx, LLC – Pendleton, Indiana
Forced Air Systems Inc. – Sterling Heights, Michigan
Eber HVAC, Inc. – Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Chapter Participation Awards

First Place – Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Second Place – SMACNA Western Washington 
Third Place – SMACNA Mid-Atlantic
Honorable Mention – Georgia SMACNA


Overall winner:

Modern Niagara – Toronto, Ontario

Honorable Mentions:

Allied Blower & Sheet Metal, Ltd. – Surrey, British Columbia
Crozier Environmental Inc. – Orono, Ontario