The Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors’ National Association said that its 2010 Safety Excellence Award Program broke records for participation and safety man-hours.

SMACNA reported that 113 member companies reported “zero injury incidents” for 2010. As a group, these 113 companies worked more than 4.4 million man-hours without a recordable injury or illness.

The 2010 safety award program broke records for participation with 377 participants, as they represent more than 87 million man-hours worked in the 2009 calendar year - the highest number of man-hours ever reported since the program’s inception more than a decade ago, surpassing last year’s record of 80 million man-hours.

SMACNA’s annual safety awards program collects safety and health data, tracks key safety history for the industry, and recognizes members for outstanding safety performance. The 2010 SSEAP award winners were recognized at SMACNA’s Oct. 10-13 67th annual convention in Phoenix.

500,000-plus hours

Contractors with more than 500,000 hours without an injury were:

First place: Chapman Corp. in Washington, Pa.

Second place: Gowan Inc. in Houston.

Third place: University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors in Tempe, Ariz.


In the category of 400,001-500,000 hours, winners were:

First place: CMC Sheet Metal in Capitol Heights, Md.

Second place: Martin Petersen Co. in Kenosha, Wis.

Third place: Total Mechanical Inc. in Pewaukee, Wis.


Contractors working 300,001-400,000 hours without an incident were:

First place: Gallagher-Kaiser Corp. in Las Vegas

Second place: Icon Mechanical and Engineering LLC in Grant City, Ill.

Third place: General Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. in Madison, Wis.


Companies with 200,001-300,000 accident-free hours were:

First place: University Marelich Mechanical Inc. in Anaheim, Calif.

Second place: Pahor Air Conditioning Inc. in Las Vegas

Third place: J.E. Shekell Inc. in Evansville, Ind.


Contractors in the 100,001-200,000 hour category were:

First place: Cox Engineering Co. in Canton, Mass.

Second place: Crawford Co. in Rock Island, Ill.

Third place: All Metals Fabrication in Ogden, Utah


Contractors with 50,001-100,000 hours without an injury were:

First place: Kruse Sheet Metal in Wichita, Kan.

Second place: Neudorfer Engineers in Seattle

Third place: Schweizer Dipple Inc. in Cleveland


In the 25,001-50,000 hour category, contractors were:

First place: Wegmann Corp. in Bensalem, Pa.

Second place (tie): Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. in Chandler, Ind., and Steers Heating & Cooling Co. in Parkersburg, W.Va.

1-25,000 hours

In the 1-25,000 hour category, winners were:

First place: Wittler-Young Co. Inc. in Los Angeles

Second place: A&T Heating & Air Conditioning Corp. in Bountiful, Utah, and Campbell Ventilation Inc. in Indianapolis (tie).

Chapter Participation Awards went to SMACNA Western Washington, SMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity, and Orange Empire SMACNA.