The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida has presented the Association's prestigious annual Safety Excellence Award to our 2017 contractor members. Each first place contracting firm was presented with a MCASF Safety Excellence Golden Hardhat Award signifying excellent safety records in 2016.
Five categories were judged as part of the Association's Safety Excellence Award Program, which is based on the same criteria required annually by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Categories were determined by total work hours reported by the contracting firm.
Award recipients for each of the five categories are as follows:
Advanced Integrated Services, Inc.: First place (tie) category one, 1-25,000 work hours
Coolwater Air Conditioning: First place (tie) category one, 1-25,000 work hours
Weathertrol Maintenance Corporation: First place category two, 25,001-75,000 work hours
Protocool Cooling Solutions: Second place category two, 25,001-75,000 work hours
McGilvray Mechanical: First place category three, 75,001-175,000 work hours
Kirlin, Florida, LLC: First place category four, 175,001-325,000 work hours
DebonAir Mechanical: Second place category four, 175,001-325,000 work hours
Trane Florida: First place category five, 325,000+ work hours
The five top-placing companies reported a total of over 1.400,000 work hours, yet experienced just 9 recordable injuries and not one single lost workday in 2016.
"The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida places a great emphasis on safety in our industry, which is why the Association provides extensive safety training and resources to our contractor members," stated
Larry Means, President of the MCASF Board of Directors. "We're very proud to present this impressive award to recognize the tremendous efforts of our contractor members."
The Association's commitment to safety is part of a variety of supporting initiatives. MCASF Safety Committee Chairman
Dave Lockhart, Director of Loss Control for Poole & Kent Co. of Florida, an EMCOR Group, Inc., commended the Association for its support of safety in the local industry, stating, "The excellent safety records of the Association's contractor members are the result of a deliberate, long-standing effort put in place by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), and carried out by this local chapter in south Florida." Lockhart concluded that he was "extremely proud of the efforts of the Association's Safety & Health Committee", which is comprised of safety professionals employed by the contractor members of the Association.