About Safety


Times Are Changing and Safety is Not Standing Still

In the early 50’s, safety was barely a concept in the workplace.  It wasn’t until 1970 that the country did an about-face and put safety in the spotlight with the passing of the Occupational Safety & Health Act and created OSHA.

Since the creation of OSHA, the number of injuries and deaths from work injuries has dropped dramatically — largely due to the knowledge and training that workers are receiving, a changing workplace culture of over 50 years and the fact that employers and workers are following Safety Rules and Regulations established by local and federal government.

Handing out hard hats, ear plugs and wearing safety glasses just does not cut it these days.  New regulations, new interpretations of existing regulations, a changing workforce and technology advancements has placed more of the safe work responsibilities on the shoulder of you — the EMPLOYER.

SMARCA SAFETY is ready to help you with all your Safety needs, in order for you to operate your business safely.  SMARCA SAFETY will assist you in shouldering the responsibility of continuing your current Safety Practices and in helping you to create new Safety Policies and Procedures.  We can assist you in creating or updating your current Safety Programs to ensure compliance with State & Federal OSHA Standards.

Safety is an ever-changing program and requires someone with experience in understanding the OSHA Standards and how they apply to the Sheet Metal, Roofing and Mechanical Trade industries.

SMARCA Safety looks forward to working with you!

As a SMARCA Member or Contributor all safety services are provided to you free of charge.

Contact Us

To obtain Safety Training at your office or worksite, please contact our office 763-593-0941.

New SMARCA Director of Safety

Jon Morgan
Jon Morgan

We are happy to provide notice that SMARCA has a new Director of Safety, Jonathan (Jon) Morgan. Jon joined SMARCA in November. He has been familiarizing himself with SMARCA’s safety resources and refreshing various training certifications and curriculum applicable to our trades. Jon is now ready and able to provide safety training, written policies, consultation and be a resource for all things safety related.

Jon has a B.A. in Psychology and Management from MN State University-Moorhead and a M.S. in Risk Control from UW-Stout. Jon has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, 15 as a Safety Professional. Prior to joining the SMARCA team, Jon’s work experience in the safety field included 11 years with Mortenson Construction followed by several years in the bridge construction industry.

Jon grew up in North Dakota and now lives in the Twin Cities. He has worked on construction projects all over the country and is willing to travel the three states covered by SMARCA. We’re excited for Jon to apply his experience and education in providing the highest level of safety resources to our members and contributors. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Jon for any safety related needs you may have.