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Ahern Wins SMACNA Safety Innovation Award
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Ahern has received the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) 2021 Safety Innovation Award.

The award recognizes the company that demonstrates an innovative safety idea, concept, or best practice that improves its safety programming or culture. Ahern developed a training initiative called Hidden Hazards to create an increased focus on preventing similar/repeat events and those incidents with a high potential to result in a serious injury and/or fatality. The training series includes interviews with employees, live polling/chat to ask questions, and learning videos.

“We sincerely appreciate this recognition of our efforts, and we sincerely appreciate the generosity of Milwaukee Tool and Federated Insurance, “said Dustin Rusch, Ahern Chief Safety Officer. Sponsors Milwaukee Tool and Federated Insurance will each donate $2,500 to Ahern’s charity of choice, the Froedtert Hospital Foundation.

J. F. Ahern Co. is a mechanical and fire protection contractor specializing in HVAC, Plumbing, Controls, Sprinkler, Extinguisher & Alarm and Fabrication for construction and service projects. Founded in 1880, the company has over 1,300 employees servicing commercial and industrial customers across the United States. To keep up with the latest company news and events, visit or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.