NECA's Safety Awards include two programs, the Safety Excellence, and the Zero-Injury Achievement Programs.
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 recognizes those member-companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents.
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The Safety Excellence is the associations premier recognition program, and acknowledges member-contractors safety performance. When registering contractors will automatically be entered into two Safety Awards Programs; Zero Injury and Safety Excellence. Winners are selected based on their comparison to BLS data and electrical contractors.
The Application Process
- The awards program opens on January 1, 2019 and will close on March 1, 2019.
- Applications received after March 1, 2019 will not be considered as program participants.
- Finalist applications will then be sent to district for review.
- 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.
- Only one application submission is required to be entered for both awards.
- NOTE: the username and password for the awards website is separate from your NECAnet username and password. You must register as a new participant every year.
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Download the 2018 awards survey form to collect the data necessary prior to completing your online application.
There are four parts to the award selection criteria:
- Incident Rates
- Recordable Cases
- Lost Workday
- Non-Fatal Cases Without Lost Workdays
- Experience Modification Rate (EMR past 3 years documented)
- OSHA Citations
- Operations and Best Practices
Note: Frequency and severity rating are important, but the rates will not be the sole source for determining winners.
Award Categories: Man-hours
- 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