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Essential Events in May Highlight Importance of Safety in Electrical Construction

Apr 30, 2018


The nation recognizes the role of safety throughout the year. The month of May, in particular, puts the spotlight on electrical safety. National Electrical Contractors Association members – along with the entire industry – have plenty of ways to get involved over the next 31 days.

Construction Safety Week

May 7-11

Screenshot 2018-04-30 10.52.55Organized during the first full week of May, Construction Safety Week is an initiative designed to inspire everyone in the trade to be leaders in safety. Its mission is simple: raise the awareness of the industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injuries and communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern.

Learn more at www.constructionsafetyweek.com.

National Safety Stand-Down

May 7-11

Stand Down videoFatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company's safety policies and goals.

Get involved at www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown.

NECA Safety Professionals Conference

May 21-13

NSPC18scrJoin NECA -- and everyone else in the electrical construction community – in Louisville, where the leading safety professionals will share their expertise at the industry’s premier safety event, presented by NECA Premier Partner Westex by Milliken. Managers of safety and health programs or people have similar responsibilities as part of their employment will benefit from attending the conference. Registration includes access to educational sessions; continuing education units; breakfast, lunch and breaks on selected dates; and opening reception and dynamic speakers.

Sign up at www.necasafetyconference.com

Celebrate all month with NECA and Electrical Safety Foundation International!

NESM_Logo_Dark-1To honor National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps they can take in to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries. and property loss. 

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The 2018 campaign features a comprehensive collection of new and updated resources to help facilitate an effective electrical safety awareness campaign for your community, organization, school or family.

Find additional information at www.esfi.org.