The Air Conditioning Contractors of America announced the winners and members of its 2008 Safety Masters Club.

The program recognizes contractors who are dedicated to a safe workplace.

The Safety Award of Merit is awarded to ACCA contractor member companies with the best lost-time incident rate record for 2007 in each of four categories. ACCA’s 2008 Safety Award of Merit recipients are:

• Controlled Conditions Corp., Chesapeake, Va. (zero to 40,000 hours)

• Energy Management Specialists, Cleveland (40,001 to 100,000 hours)

• Conditioned Air Inc., Macon, Ga. (100,001 to 200,000 hours)

• Halco Inc., Phelps, N.Y. (200,001-plus hours)

The 2008 Safety Masters Club members are: Bay Area Air Conditioning in Crystal River, Fla.; Brady Services Inc. in Greensboro, N.C.; CHC Mechanical Contractors in Cookeville, Tenn.; Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning in Annapolis, Md.; Conditioned Air Corp. in Naples, Fla.; Conditioned Air Inc. in Macon, Ga.; Controlled Conditions Corp. in Chesapeake, Va.; Cooper Oates Air Conditioning in Sacramento, Calif.; Energy Management Specialists in Cleveland; Halco Inc. in Phelps, N.Y.; Hardesty Team in  Oklahoma City; Harrington Engineering in Rocky Hill, Conn.; Hobaica Services in Phoenix; Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning in Rochester, N.Y.; Peaden Air Conditioning in Panama City, Fla.; and Thermal Concepts in Davie, Fla.

“ACCA congratulates the winners and all of our Safety Masters Club members for their commitment to safety,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “These companies are examples to all contractors on how dedication to workplace safety can contribute to business success.”