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NECA Recognition of Safety Achievement Program

NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement program is an elite safety recognition focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs. Awards are given to member companies that consistently have OSHA recordable injury and fatality rates at levels lower than the industry standard, and implement internal company safety practices above and beyond basic compliance.

The Zero-Injury Recognition recognizes those member-companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents. 

The Safety Excellence Recognition is the associations premier recognition program, and acknowledges member-contractors safety performance. Winners are selected based on their comparison to BLS data and electrical contractors. This award considers five man-hour categories:

    • 1 to 25,000 man-hours
    • 25,001 to 50,000 man-hours
    • 50,001 to 100,000 man-hours
    • 100,001 to 150,000  man hours
    • over 150,001 man-hours

View Safety Recognition Archive

The Application Process

  1. The awards program opens on January 1, 2017 and will close on February 24, 2017.
  2. Applications received after February 26, 2016 will not be considered as program participants.
  3. Finalist applications will then be sent to district for review.
  4. Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards will be sent directly to winning companies and will be recognized at association national, chapter and district meetings including the NECA Safety Professionals Conference.
  5. Only one application submission is required to be entered for both awards.
  6. Application submissions automatically enter users for both Zero Injury and Safety Excellence award programs.

View online application

Data Evaluated 

There are four parts to the award selection criteria: 

  1. Incident Rates
    • Recordable Cases
    • Lost Workday
    • Non-Fatal Cases Without Lost Workdays
    • Fatalities
  2. Experience Modification Rate (EMR)
  3. OSHA Citations
  4. Operations and Best Practices 

Note: Frequency and severity rating are important, but the rates will not be the sole source for determining winners.


Schedule & Deadlines:

  • February 24, 2017 applications must be received
  • March 27, 2017 applications will be evaluated and selection of finalists

  • April 4, 2017 NECA will notify award recipients

  • June 6, 2017 Awards and letters will be distributed

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Wes Wheeler at 301-215-4546 or at

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