SMACNA News Feed
March Collective Bargaining Orientation to Be Held Virtually
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:16:14 Z
Due to continued health and safety concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Collective Bargaining Orientation originally scheduled to take place March 30 -31, 2021, in Dallas has been cancelled and will now be held virtually on the same dates beginning at 11:00 am Eastern.
SMART Digital Products and Services Directory Survey Coming Soon
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:16:11 Z
Contractors will soon be receiving the SMART Digital Products and Services Directory Survey as outlined in the February 22, 2021, announcement from SMART.
Last Day to Register for the WIC Ascend Summit
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:16:02 Z
Today is the last day to register for the WIC Week Ascend Summit, hosted by Bay Area SMACNA and SMACNA–WW.
Ventilation Verification Webinar
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:13:05 Z
Join represents from NEMI, SMACNA and NEMIC next Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a Ventilation Verification webinar.
SMACNA Welcomes New Silver Associate Member
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:10:59 Z
SMACNA welcomes new 2021 Silver Associate Members Dado. Dado provides products, solutions and resources for owners. project managers, VDC and field professionals in our industry.
CDC Updates Construction COVID-19 Checklists
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:10:55 Z
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Construction COVID-19 Checklists for Employers and Employees.
NIOSH App Helps Track PPE
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:10:51 Z
The NIOSH PPE Tracker mobile app can help employers in the construction industry keep track of their personal protective equipment (PPE) inventory.
‘Breathe Easy Illinois’ Initiative Launched by SMACNA Greater Chicago
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:44:02 Z
SMACNA Greater Chicago, Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 73 and SMART Local 265 are excited to announce the launch of Breathe Easy Illinois.
New Administration to Take Steps to Bolster Registered Apprenticeships
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:43:54 Z
Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) implemented under President Trump were repealed by President Joe Biden’s last week.
February Capitol Hill Update
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:42:58 Z
SMACNA’s Capitol Hill Staff has been working hard pushing forward legislation and other initiatives important to SMACNA members.
Webinar: Protecting Construction Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:42:46 Z
New OSHA guidance issued January 29, 2021, aims to help employers and workers identify the risks of being exposed to or contracting COVID-19 at work and help them determine appropriate control measures to implement.
March Is Ladder Safety Month
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:42:14 Z
According to the CDC, every year thousands of people suffer disabling injuries and over 300 die in ladder-related accidents. National Ladder Safety Month,
SMACNA and SMART Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:51:13 Z
In recognition that working together on diversity, equity, and inclusion within our industry would be the most effective way to effect real and lasting change, SMART and SMACNA have engaged in ongoing discussions about recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce with the skills to meet our needs now and in the future.
Reporting Workplace Exposures to COVID-19
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:51:10 Z
OSHA’s updated FAQs on COVID-19 reporting can help employers determine whether they are responsible for reporting a COVID-19-related hospitalization.
Reserve Your Spot at the 2021 Safety Champions Conference
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:51:07 Z
Registration is now open for the 2021 Safety Champions Conference, presented by SMART, SMACNA and SMOHIT, and will take place virtually on March 30–31, 2021.
College of Fellows Scholarship Application Deadline is Feb. 28
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:49:02 Z
Don’t wait any longer to submit your SMACNA College of Fellows Scholarship Application.
Start Planning Now for Construction Safety Week
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:48:55 Z
Construction Safety Week, May 3–7, 2021, is a time when members of our industry demonstrate their continued commitment to building a stronger, safer industry.
Nominations for the 3rd Annual SMACNA Safety Innovation Award Now
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:48:47 Z
SMACNA is now accepting nominations for its third annual Safety Innovation Award. The award, based on the theme “Safety Excellence Through Innovation,” is open to all SMACNA members who submitted a 2021 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award survey.
January PinP: Communication Is the Cornerstone of Success
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:12:40 Z
The January issue of Partners in Progress provides valuable insight into the steps SMACNA and SMART partners can take to strengthen and enhance the teams that will make our industry stronger.
Navigating Cost-Plus Contracts: Understanding Profit Pockets and Negotiation Strategies
Wed, 10 Feb 2021 21:31:42 Z
The latest update to our Contractors Operations Manual, Navigating Cost-Plus Contracts: Understanding Profit Pockets and Negotiation Strategies, provides a guide to recognizing and understanding what a cost-plus contract is and how it differentiates from other contracts.