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NECA Hails Safety Achievement with Zero-Injury and Safety Excellence Recognition

Apr 06, 2018

Protecting workers on the job is not only a moral imperative and a legal obligation; it also makes good business sense. Dozens of NECA contractors are being recognized for their outstanding work and ongoing dedication to safety in the workplace through NECA’s Safety Achievement program for Zero-injury and Safety Excellence. 


This honor is given to NECA member companies that consistently have lower than industry standard OSHA recordable injury and fatality rates and have implemented internal company safety practices above and beyond basic compliance. Plaques and letters will be distributed to winning companies on June 4, 2018. 


2018 participants entered the competition by completing a short entry form that gathers data from their OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), along with information on the total number of manhours their companies worked in the past year. Entrants also supplied the Experience Modification Rate (EMR) that their insurers apply to their Workers Compensation policies and some information about any OSHA citations received in 2017 and their company’s operations and best practices. 

Program updates for 2018 included OSHA’s latest initiatives on reporting and recordkeeping requirements and a printable pre-application survey to collect data prior to survey completion. 

There are two categories:

  1. Zero-Injury Recognizes those member-companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents.
  2. Safety Excellence is the associations premier recognition program, and acknowledges member-contractors safety performance.

Learn more about NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement awards program

Missed out this year? Submissions for 2018 will begin January 2019. Questions? Contact NECA's Director of Safety Wes Wheeler at 301-215-4546 or, wesley.wheeler@necanet.org for more information or assistance.