The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association honored several of its member companies with Safety Excellence Awards.

Nearly 300 firms participated in the 2006 SMACNA program, representing 56.1 million man-hours worked in the 2005 calendar year. The safety program evaluates safety data, identifies trends and recognizes SMACNA members with the lowest incidence rates in the prior calendar year.

Nearly one-quarter of responding SMACNA contractors reported zero lost workdays during the 2005 calendar year. The average “lost workdays per incident” was 82 days, down from 160 days in the previous year.

Member companies University Mechanical Inc. in Tempe, Ariz.; Murphy Co. in St. Louis; and NewMech Companies in St. Paul, Minn., achieved more than 500,000 man-hours without an accident.

Members reporting between 400,001 and 500,000 man-hours without a lost-time accident included CCI Mechanical Inc. in Salt Lake City; Monterey Mechanical Co. in Oakland, Calif.; and Martin Petersen Co. Inc. in Kenosha, Wis.

Working between 300,001 and 400,000 hours without a lost-time accident were Illingworth Corp. in Milwaukee, Pahor Air Conditioning Inc. in Las Vegas and Airco Mechanical Inc. in Sacramento, Calif.

SMACNA members working 200,001 to 300,000 hours without a lost-time accident were S.P. McCarl & Co. in Altoona, Pa.; Straus Systems Ltd. in Stafford, Texas; and Harris & Hart Inc. in Ogden, Utah.

In the 100,001 to 200,000 hours category were Mechanical Concepts Inc. in Gary, Ind.; East Muskegon Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. in Muskegon, Mich.; and Niagara Frontier Custom Fabrication in Blasdell, N.Y.

SMACNA members in the 25,001 to 100,000 hour category were Neundorf Engineers in Seattle; Environmental Heating and Air Conditioning in Oxnard, Calif.; and Winaire Inc. in Huntington Beach, Calif.

A&T Heating and Air Conditioning Corp. in Bountiful, Utah, worked 25,001 to 50,000 hours without a lost-time accident, along with Lackey Sheet Metal LCC in St. Louis and Environmental Air Services in Folcroft, Pa.

Members in the one-hour to 25,000 hours category were Tri-C Sheet Metal Inc. in Cleveland; Gieske Custom Sheet Metal Fabricators in Kansas City, Mo.; and Tri-State Sheet Metal Inc. in Keokuk, Iowa.

Chapter participation awards were SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity, SMARCA of Minnesota Inc. and the Association of Mechanical & S/M Contractors of Kansas.