FMA Safety Award of Merit

SafeRack Receives Safety Award of Merit from FMA


Andrews, SC., August 9, 2021  |  Download Press Release 

SafeRack was recently chosen to receive a 2021 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.

Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, the Awards are designed to promote safety in the industry, and winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. The Safety Award of Merit is given to companies posting an injury and illness incidence rate for the reporting period that is better than the published Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate by 10 percent or greater, based on their NAICS code.

“I congratulate SafeRack on winning a Safety Award of Merit,” said Edward Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. “Safety is clearly a priority for the company. They set a good example for others in the industry. FMA and CNA are proud to recognize all our safety award winners.”

To be eligible to receive recognition, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. Firms of all sizes were eligible. Winners were selected based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.

About FMA

Based in Elgin Ill., FMA is a professional organization with over 2,500 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. Visit for more information.

About SafeRack & SixAxis
SixAxis was founded by Fred Harmon and Rob Honeycutt in 2002 to deliver high-quality loading rack and fall protection solutions to companies around the world. In addition to SafeRack, product-specific brands such as ErectaStepRollaStepYellowGateAeroStep, and MarinaStep have been developed to engineer and manufacture innovative products that increase safety and boost productivity. For information about how SixAxis is changing the world of manufacturing, visit

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A Major Safety Milestone Reached for SafeRack: 500 Days Injury Free


SafeRack, the leading industrial manufacturer of safety access equipment and an OSHA and IBC compliant company is setting the trend of putting safety first for employees and companies locally and across America. As SafeRack’s influence grows across a number of industries, established Charleston-based companies such as Boeing, Bosch, and Lockheed Martin have partnered with SafeRack to ensure safety is at the forefront at their facilities as well.

Safety runs deep at SafeRack. They manufacture safety products for companies worldwide and the number one value at SafeRack is safety, for their employees and their customers. The proof is in milestones such as the 500 injury-free days celebration.

Jason Merschat, SafeRack’s VP of Operations expressed pride in the accomplishment saying, “We practice what we preach and 500 days injury-free is a prime example of our true commitment to safety. We stand by our principles and live them every day.”

SafeRack was recently acknowledged by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) as a 2021 Safety Award of Honor recipient. The award acknowledges metal fabrication companies with perfect safety records in the calendar year. Awards are sponsored by CNA, the 8th largest commercial insurer in the US, and determined by the FMA Safety Council. Winners are determined based on BLS incidence rates and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories.

Team members signing safety pledge board for 500 more days on injury-free manufacturing – Pictured Ross Lee (left), Doug Nesbitt (right)
Wayne Jones – SafeRack Safety Leader