FAIRFAX, Va. – The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT), the safety arm of the unionized sheet metal and air conditioning industry, recently gave out its 2018 Safety Champion Awards to those in the industry who exemplified a safety culture.
The accurate interpretation of safety signs is crucial to prevent injuries and save lives. OSHA has set industry standards that clearly define what a safety sign is, how it should be used, and where it should be placed.
This international campaign, led by the International Code Council, is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May
January 8, 2018
The International Code Council announced the 38th annual Building Safety Month theme as Building Codes Save Lives. Building Safety Month is an international campaign held during the month of May that raises awareness about building safety and the importance of current safety codes and the role of code officials in creating safe, sustainable structures that communities can rely on for generations to come.
Summer is kind of a double-edged sword for HVAC contractors. On one hand, it’s among the busiest and, therefore, most profitable times of the year. On the other hand, it’s one of the most demanding times of the year, and technicians can easily work 70-80 hours a week.
Contractors can create a safety and health program using a number of simple steps that include training workers on how to identify and control hazards, inspecting the job site with workers to identify the problems with equipment and materials, and developing responses to possible emergency scenarios in advance.
EMR rating of .62 said to be among the best in the industry
March 7, 2016
Taylor Norris, CEO of Custom Air Products & Services Inc. (CAPS), announced that the company has achieved its lowest ever EMR (experience modification rate), a measure used by insurance companies to indicate a company’s safety performance. CAPS has recorded a better than average EMR for the past three years.
Training provides guidance on how to minimize hazards while making electrical measurements
January 21, 2016
Fluke Corp. is offering a free new online course: Fluke Electrical Measurement Safety. It features guidance reflecting the latest information on how to minimize potential hazards when performing electrical measurements. The course is intended to aid anyone who works with electricity, including HVAC technicians.
In this issue of The NEWS, we present the Residential Heating Showcase, featuring the latest heating equipment to hit residential HVAC. We also discuss developments in the tools and test instruments market.