The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has been recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for participating in the agency’s 2018 Safe + Sound campaign.
NECA received a certificate of recognition for its involvement in the 2018 campaign, click to view.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event designed to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. This year, it was held on Aug. 13-19.
OSHA said NECA was among the more than 200 trade associations, industry groups, unions, professional societies and state and local safety and health organizations that came together to spread the campaign’s message that every business in the United States can and should have a safety and health program. These programs can prevent injuries and illnesses, reduce business costs, increase productivity and enhance worker satisfaction.
Over 2,700 organizations hosted activities and events in their workplaces during Safe + Sound Week, an increase of 170 percent over last year.
“NECA is proud to take part in this important initiative,” said Michael J. Johnston, NECA Executive Director of Standards and Safety. “NECA members understand that promoting safe workplaces is the right thing to do as well as a sound business practice. As their effort shows, effective safety and health programs can identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, which improves sustainability and the bottom line.”
OSHA said it plans to introduce new safety resources and more information about upcoming webinars, local events and other opportunities. Groups looking to reach out to OSHA with feedback or other ideas can email the agency at firstname.lastname@example.org.