Safety on Our Mind – FMA Announces 2023 Safety Award Winners

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Experts say safety should never be an afterthought. The set-up, operation and maintenance of roll forming equipment requires a keen safety awareness for anyone working in the same facility. Creating a safe place for employees should be at the top of the list.

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International®, (FMA), puts safety  as one of the organizations’ top priorities with their annual Safety Awards and Annual Safety Conference. Announced last month in the fabricator, “The Safety Awards program are open to all FMA Business members and acknowledges metal fabrication companies for achieving safety records better than the OSHA recordable rate for their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Sponsored by CNA Insurance, the awards will be presented at next week’s FMA’s Annual Safety Conference.”

The 2023 Safety Award winners are:

Safety Award of Honor –

Presented to companies having perfect safety records — no recordable injuries or illnesses for calendar year 2022. Click HERE to view the companies receiving the 2023 Safety Award of Honor.  

Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence –

Honors long-time former FMA volunteer Rusty Demeules’ passion for creating safe work cultures and is presented to one company each year that best exemplifies a dedication to safety. Winners are determined by the FMA Safety Technology Council. This year’s finalists are the Nova Group, Inc., Napa, CA and O’Neal Manufacturing Services, Pittsburgh, PA, and the winner and honorable mention will be announced at the recognition dinner at the Safety Conference next week.

Safety Award of Merit –

Presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for calendar year 2022 that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10% or greater, based on their NAICS code. Click HERE to view the 2023 Safety Award of Merit winners.

Safety Award — Honorable Mention –

Presented to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for calendar year 2022 that is at least equal to but less than 10% better than the published BLS rate based on their NAICS code.

Most Improved Safety Record Award –

The 2023 Most Improved Safety Record will be awarded to Action Stainless & Alloys, Riverside, Missouri, for being the Safety Award winner with the greatest percentage of improvement over the prior year.

To learn more about creating a safe work environment, tomorrow, METALCON Live! and FMA team up to bring you a special presentation on “Roll Forming Safety.” With 60 years of experience between them, you won’t want to miss this webinar with Andy Allman, President of AMS Controls, and Patty Sweasy, Safety and Training Managing of Voestalpine Roll Forming. Whether you’re a fabricator with multiple machines or a contractor using a portable hand brake on the job site, you will learn key take-aways to have employees eat, breathe and sleep safety while still meeting production deadlines.


About FMA

FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,500 members working together to improve the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. The official publications of FMA include The FABRICATOR®, The Tube & Pipe Journal®, STAMPING Journal®, The WELDER®, The FABRICATOR en Español, Canadian Metalworking®, and Canadian Fabricating & Welding®.


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