About Safety


Times Are Changing and Safety is Not Standing Still

In the early 50’s, safety was barely a concept in the workplace.  It wasn’t until 1970 that the country did an about-face and put safety in the spotlight with the passing of the Occupational Safety & Health Act and created OSHA.

Since the creation of OSHA, the number of injuries and deaths from work injuries has dropped dramatically — largely due to the knowledge and training that workers are receiving, a changing workplace culture of over 50 years and the fact that employers and workers are following Safety Rules and Regulations established by local and federal government.

Handing out hard hats, ear plugs and wearing safety glasses just does not cut it these days.  New regulations, new interpretations of existing regulations, a changing workforce and technology advancements has placed more of the safe work responsibilities on the shoulder of you — the EMPLOYER.

SMARCA SAFETY is ready to help you with all your Safety needs, in order for you to operate your business safely.  SMARCA SAFETY will assist you in shouldering the responsibility of continuing your current Safety Practices and in helping you to create new Safety Policies and Procedures.  We can assist you in creating or updating your current Safety Programs to ensure compliance with State & Federal OSHA Standards.

Safety is an ever-changing program and requires someone with experience in understanding the OSHA Standards and how they apply to the Sheet Metal, Roofing and Mechanical Trade industries.

SMARCA Safety looks forward to working with you!

As a SMARCA Member or Contributor all safety services are provided to you free of charge.

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To obtain Safety Training at your office or worksite, please contact our office 763-593-0941.

SMACNA Announces the 2019 Winners for Safety Excellence

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July 18, 2019

With an overall lower average experience modification rate (EMR) from last year, the 2019 safety survey results show that safety and health continue to be a high priority for SMACNA contractors. SMACNA congratulates its members for their outstanding performance in occupational safety and health through SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP).

SMACNA is proud to formally acknowledge the 2019 SSEAP winners and to salute the top chapters with the highest level of survey participants.  For the SSEAP, member winners are determined by man-hour categories and OSHA incidence rates.  The Canadian SSEAP awarded an overall first place winner and one honorable mention winner based on statistics particular to Canadian safety programs. 

Over 500,000 hours

  1. University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors, Inc. – El Cajon, Calif.
  2. University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. – Mukilteo, Wash.
  3. University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors, Inc. - Tempe, Ariz.

400,001-500,000 hours

  1. Western Allied Mechanical – Menlo Park, Calif.
  2. MG McGrath Architectural Surfaces – Maplewood, Minn.
  3. Dee Cramer, Inc. – Holly, Mich.

300,001-400,000 hours

  1. Bel-Aire Mechanical, Inc. – Phoenix, Ariz.
  2. Climate Engineers – Hiawatha, Iowa
  3. Streimer – Portland, Ore.

200,001-300,000 hours

  1. Mechanical Service and Systems, Inc. – Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. Critchfield Mechanical of Southern California – Huntington Beach, Calif.
  3. Broadway Mechanical-Contractors – Oakland, Calif.

100,001-200,000 hours

  1. Air Comfort Corporation – Broadview, Ill.
  2. Modern Controls, Inc. – New Castle, Del.
  3. Ernest D. Menold, Inc. – Lester, Penn.

50,001-100,000 hours

  1. Air Central, Inc. – Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. West Coast Architectural Sheet Metal – San Jose, Calif.
  3. MechOne, Inc. – Colorado Springs, Colo.

25,001-50,000 hours

  1. Master Sheet Metal, Inc.- Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. Leibold, Inc. – Pottsville, Penn.
  3. Ohio Fabricators, Inc. – Akron, Ohio

1-25,000 hours

  1. L & M Sheet Metal Fabricators, Inc. – Snohomish, Wash.
  2. Restaurant Ventilation Design, Inc. – Wenonah, Penn.
  3. Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Air Conditioning – New Britain, Penn.

Chapter Participation Awards

  1. SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity
  2. SMACNA Western Washington
  3. SMACNA Hawaii

Canada SSEAP Winners

Overall Winner
Modern Niagara – Toronto, Ottawa, Canada

Honorable Mention
VETS Sheet Metal – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Second place, third place and honorable mention winners will receive their trophies in the mail this summer.  First place winners and the overall Canadian winner will be recognized and receive their trophies at the SMACNA’s Annual Convention in Austin at the Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019.