New FMA/CNA Safety Award announced

February 10, 2012

FMA has announced a new award created to recognize companies that excel beyond OSHA recordable incidence rates — companies that have a demonstrated safety culture. The Award for Safety Excellence honors Rusty Demeules for his contributions to FMA's Board of Directors, as well as his leadership as President of the FMA Safety Committee from its inception in 1989 until 1996.

To apply for the award, a company must be an Advantage-level member of FMA or TPA and complete and application no later than Feb. 29. The 2012 winner will receive complimentary registration and travel expenses to accept the award at the 4th Annual Safety Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. April 25-26, 2012, recognition in FMA publications and a safety training package of relevant resources from the FMA Store. Apply for the award here.

FMA and its endorsed insurance partner CNA Insurance Group also sponsor an annual safety award certificate program for FMA and TPA Advantage level members based on OSHA recordable incidence rates. To apply, submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses by Feb. 29, to If your company is eligible it will receive a certificate of recognition.

All safety awards will be presented at the 4th Annual Safety Conference — April 25-26, 2012. Company leaders and safety professionals looking for fresh ideas to enhance workplace safety culture can find more information about this event online at, via phone by calling 888-394-4362, or on-site at the event.

Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2,300 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® trade show. FMA also has two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating; and Green Manufacturer Network, a professional organization of individual members dedicated to working toward environmentally-friendly manufacturing.