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NECA President David Long National Apprenticeship Week Statement
National Electrical Contractors Association President David Long released the following statement regarding National Apprenticeship Week, which is being held this year on Nov. 12-18
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ETV Latest Video Features EICA Crane Certification Program
When safety and training are paramount – as they are for the Powering America Team making programs such as the Crane Operations Certification accessible to our eager workers is highly important.
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The Future is Becoming and We’re Perpetual Newbies
Electrical Contractors (ECs) are on center stage for just about every technological change taking place and those yet to come. Medical Centers, Data Centers, Defense and Aerospace-related developments, and even...
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements
OSHA has published a final rule today that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.
Incoming 116th Congress Positioned to Strengthen America's Infrastructure and Workforce Shortage
Our electrical contractors congratulate the winners of the 2018 midterm election and we look forward to working with each and every new member of the 116th Congress.
U.S. Department of Labor Provides Interim Compliance Guidance For Crane Operators
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance on how to comply with crane operator certification requirements until the new final rule becomes effective.
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NECA Adds New Features to Career Center
NECA's Career Center is an innovative service that helps to connect contractors with quality workers in the electrical construction industry.
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OSHA Offers Free On-Site Consultations to Help Comply with Reporting Requirements
Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s On-Site Consultation Program conducted approximately 26,000 visits to small business worksites during the 2017 fiscal year?
Are You a NECA Member Interested in Joining a Peer Group?
Interest in peer groups continues to be at an all-time high and, as a result, members are reaching out to NECA in search of groups to join.
With NECA's Early Support, White House Pledge to America's Workers Reaches 6 Million Jobs
Earlier this year, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) pledged to help create 60,000 jobs over the next five years and, in doing so, garnered support from other construction groups to join the effort.
Illinois Institute of Technology Wins 2018 NECA Student Chapter of the Year Award
The award was created to recognize and reward those students, faculty and NECA staff working hard year-round to run successful Student Chapters. These chapters are the ones promoting activities that expose students to the electrical contracting industry and also facilitate interaction between members and students.
Meet the Candidates: Senator Dean Heller
Meet Nevada Senator Dean Heller
NECA Releases Updated NFPA 70E PPE Selector Mobile App
Designed to keep workers safe, the latest version of the NECA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector app is a mobile friendly alternative to the popular printed guide, NECA NFPA 70E® Personal Protective Equipment Selector.
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Strong Winds Forecast: The Market for Wind Energy Shows Its Strength
Wind power is now well-established and enjoying impressive growth. Federal assistance disappears after 2019 (for the most part), so the growth may slow, but for how long is debatable if windpower electric rates remain competitive...
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ELECTRI International Releases Low Voltage Systems Report
ELECTRI International's latest report titled The Electrical Contractor as the Integrator, is now available.
Hanna NAC Induction
ELECTRI Researcher Inducted Into National Academy of Construction
Dr. Awad Hanna was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC) during its annual meeting in San Diego, CA, on October 11, 2018.
National Lighting Bureau Launches NLB-TV
The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has launched NLB-TV with more than 200 videos comprising a collection that is likely to grow to 500 or more by 2019.

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