Straus Systems Receives SMACNA Safety Award

2006 SMACNA Safety Awards Winners

2006 SMACNA Safety Awards Program – A Huge Success
The results for the 2006 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) represent over 56 million man-hours worked in calendar year 2005. 298 members responded to the 2006 survey, a great improvement from last year. The SSEAP is a vital program which enables SMACNA to track the safety history of the industry, and all SMACNA members are encouraged to participate. The SSEAP evaluates safety data, identifies trends, and recognizes SMACNA members with the lowest incidence rates in the prior calendar year. Additionally, with safety becoming more critical to a winning job proposal, the ability to advertise a successful safety program as a “SMACNA National Award Winner” has shown to be an important marketing tool for many past winners.

Submitting the survey form “on-line” has proven to be an easy and efficient way to get involved in the process, and this year over one-quarter of responding firms completed the survey form on-line through the SMACNA Website (, an all time high. All participating firms will receive a certificate of appreciation and a free copy of the SMACNA Hazcom Toolbox Talks manual, a great resource to promote chemical safety in the workplace. Of particular note, 65 member companies reported “Zero Injury Incidents”, a commendable accomplishment. These 65 companies will receive recognition awards in the mail.

The detailed safety statistics are still being evaluated and the resultant report will be presented when SMACNA publishes the 2006 Safety Profile, but we are proud to announce the winners in the various man-hour categories. The top three chapters with significant participation also receive an award. The 2006 award winners are presented below. First place winners in each category will receive their awards and be recognized in October during SMACNA’s annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona. The other winners will receive their awards via mail.

Over 500,000 hours
University Mechanical, Inc. – Tempe, AZ
Murphy Company – Saint Louis, MO
NewMech Companies, Inc. – Saint Paul, MN

400,001-500,000 hours
CCI Mechanical, Inc. – Salt Lake City, UT
Monterey Mechanical Co. – Oakland, CA
Martin Petersen Company, Inc. – Kenosha, WI

300,001-400,000 hours
Illingworth Corp. – Milwaukee, WI
Pahor Air Conditioning, Inc. – Las Vegas, NV
Airco Mechanical, Inc. – Sacramento, CA

200,001-300,000 hours
S.P. McCarl & Company – Altoona, PA
Straus Systems, LTD. – Stafford, TX
Harris & Hart, Inc. – Ogden, UT

100,001-200,000 hours
Mechanical Concepts, Inc. – Gary, IN
East Muskegon Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. – Muskegon, MI
Niagara Frontier Custom Fabrication – Blasdell, NY

50,001-100,000 hours
Neudorfer Engineers – Seattle, WA
Environmental Heating and Air Conditioning – Oxnard, CA
Winaire, Inc. – Huntington Beach, CA

25,001-50,000 hours
A & T Heating & Air Cond. Corp. – Bountiful, UT
Lackey Sheet Metal, LLC – St. Louis, MO
Environmental Air Services – Folcroft, PA

1-25,000 hours
TRI-C Sheet Metal, Inc. – Cleveland, OH
Gieske Custom Sheet Metal Fabricators – Kansas City, MO
Tri-State Sheet Metal, Inc. – Keokuk, IA

Chapter Participation Awards
SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity
SMARCA of Minnesota, Inc.
The Assoc. of Mechanical & S/M Contractors of Kansas

SMACNA congratulates all award winners on having an excellent year. We also thank all of our members who participated in the program and invite all SMACNA members to continue to strive toward a goal of improved safety performance. A summary of the 2006 safety statistics will be published in the September issue of SMACNews.

For questions about the SMACNA Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards Program, please contact Mike McCullion, director of safety and health at (703) 995-4027 or e-mail


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