Air Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, has been recognized for exemplary safety practices and performance with a national Safety Excellence Award from the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA). The award was for best safety and health record within the 500,000+ man-hours worked category. This was Air Systems’ second national SMACNA Award---the company was also recognized in 2011.
A leading mechanical/electrical/piping contractor in Northern California, Air Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.
“It’s an honor for Air Systems to again be recognized as one of the best specialty contractors nationally in terms of occupational safety and health performance," stated Art Williams, president, Air Systems. "Importantly, every person at Air Systems rededicates him/herself every day to working safely and staying healthy. Sustaining this level of commitment is never easy; so it’s indeed gratifying for the company to receive this national recognition.”
Air Systems’ commitment to safety is part of a multi-tiered, integrated approach that includes a Zero Accident program as well as a host of supporting initiatives, such as the "Be There For Life" program. This EMCOR effort is designed to educate its employees and their families about the importance of safety through the use of workplace posters, company newsletters, mailings, and a number of other creative tactics intended to instill the conviction that every accident is preventable. EMCOR also conducts regional "Target Zero" safety conferences,