The Murphy Co. is celebrating its second place award for safety from the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association.

The company was honored for more than 500,000 hours worked in 2008 without an incident.

More than 300 SMACNA contractors participated in this year’s award program.

Murphy Co. employs more than 1,000 people nationwide, with corporate offices in St. Louis and Denver, and regional offices in Fairview Heights, Ill.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Boulder, Colo.

“This award reflects Murphy Company’s commitment to addressing injuries and incidents in the workplace,” said 2008-2009 SMACNA President John Ilten. “This award highlights this company’s dedication to achieving even greater levels of safety and health.”

The SMACNA Safety Excellence Award program is the annual program that allows the association to track the safety history of the industry and recognize members for outstanding safety performance. SMACNA members who participated in the 2009 program represent more than 80 million man-hours worked in 2008.