Firms from Ohio and Tennessee took top honors in the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s 2014 Safety Excellence Awards.

ACCA officials worked with Federated Insurance to compile this year’s list of nominees and winners. Taking the award in the “under 50 employees” category was Energy Management Specialists of Cleveland. The winner in the “over 50 workers” category was Franklin, Tenn.-based Lee Co.

“Again this year we had many companies with strong safety records apply for the Safety Excellence Award, and it was difficult to choose just one winner in each category,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, the ACCA’s president and chief executive officer. “We congratulate Energy Management Specialists and Lee Co. for their dedication and ongoing commitment to providing a safe working environment for their employees and customers. We also commend all the companies who applied.”

The other finalists were:

Air-Tro Inc., Monrovia, Calif.

Clark Inc., Paradise, Pa.

Encon Mechanical Corp., Ocean, N.J.

Ivey Mechanical Co. LLC, Kosciusko, Miss.

Parrish Services Inc., Manassas, Va.

Thermal Concepts Inc., Davie, Fla.

W D Manor Mechanical Contractors Inc., Phoenix

Willis One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Cincinnati.