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2020 NEC® Significant Changes Webinar Recording and Presentation Now Available
On Tuesday, October 15, NECA subject matter experts presented on significant changes to the recently released 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC®).
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Save the Date for the NECA 2020 Safety Professionals Conference
Make plans to attend the NECA 2020 Safety Professionals Conference, (NSPC), May 18-20, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ.
NECA Guide to Incident Investigations Webinar
Join NECA on Wednesday, October 30 at 11am EST for a webinar to review the sensitive and complex subject of incident investigations.
Free Webinar: OSHA 2020, What's in Store for Next Year?
Ensure your company's compliance in 2019 and beyond. Join NECA for a webinar on Tuesday, December 3 at 11am EST to review OSHA 2020 Priorities.
Revolutionary CalPlant1 MDF Facility Set to Open January 2020
ILB Electric will soon complete the electrical construction of the CalPlant1 facility in Willows, California.
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NECA ECAP is Now NECA Project Development
NECA is proud to announce that the NECA Energy Conservation and Performance (ECAP) program is now NECA Project Development.
NEIS Call for Public Review
NEIS are used by construction owners, specifiers and contractors to clearly illustrate the performance and workmanship standards essential for different types of electrical construction. NEIS are also referenced throughout the National Electrical Code (NEC®).
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Online Harassment Courses Now Available for Connecticut, Maine, New York and California
Online training courses for Harassment Prevention are now available for California, Connecticut, Maine and New York.
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Automation: One Crucial Key to Increased Productivity
There has been a lot of talk about automation changing the way people work. Some suggest that change is long overdue in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC).
Failure to Properly Collect and Maintain Federal I-9 Forms Can Be Costly; and Chances are Rising that You Will Be Audited
All contractors should be aware of the requirement to have new hires complete the I-9 Form.
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NECA Releases New Online Course on Job Cost Control
This short, on-demand online course, and the rest of NECA’s project management training, can be accessed via the NECA Learning Center.
Powering Chicago and Northwestern University Hold STEM Competition for High School Students
On Thursday, the Powering Chicago team of IBEW Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago, in conjunction with its partnership with Northwestern University, hosted upwards of 160 area high school students from 10 high schools for a STEM competition.
NECA Chicago & Cook County and Northeastern Illinois Chapters Held Joint NFPA 70E Safety Seminar
The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA held a joint Safety Forum on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Local Union #701 Hall / Training Facility in Warrenville, Illinois.
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape – Plan and Practice Your Escape
It's Fire Prevention Week!
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Convenience Grows as ECs Construct and Maintain EV Charging Stations
In 1958, a local gas station, RS Automotive, opened in Takoma Park, Maryland. Today, it has become the nation’s first gas station to completely transition from a petroleum station to an exclusively EV charging station.
Join ELECTRI in Paris for the ELECTRI International Innovation Summit
Imagine your company’s future as you experience some amazing innovations outside your comfort zone on an extraordinary ELECTRI International Innovation Summit visit hosted by Schneider Electric.
ELECTRI International shined the spotlight on student leaders from across the nation as NECA contractors, Chapter leaders and industry allies gathered for the NECA 2019 Las Vegas Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.
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NECA Releases New On-Demand Project Management Course on Notifications
Notifications helps the electrical project manager understand the contractual aspects of notifications, as well as their impacts and best practices to ensure you’re complying with your contract and protecting your company.
NECA 2020 Executive Management Institute Registration Opens
NECA’s 2020 Executive Management Institute (EMI) has been scheduled for January 15-19, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Department of Labor Implements New Weighting System For Workplace Safety and Health Inspections
On Friday, September 27, OSHA announced that it has recently implemented the OSHA Weighting System (OWS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. OWS will become effective October 1, 2019.
U.S. Department of Labor Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols to Protect Workers from Airborne Contaminants
Today OSHA issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly. The rule becomes effective September 26, 2019.
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Electrical Construction: Where Will Robots Fit In?
Safety is the top priority on any electrical jobsite. Imagine a robot electrician that can reduce safety risks.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Offers Free Webinar on Charging Technologies – From Type A to Type-C PD
On October 2 at 1 pm EDT, Leviton and ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine will host a free, one-hour webinar covering the newest charging technologies.

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