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Biden Administration Issues COVID-19 Action Plan
The plan includes new vaccine mandates for federal contractors.
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IBEW and NECA Joint Letter on Importance of COVID-19 Vaccinations
"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities all across America. There is a tool we can use to fight this ongoing pandemic, and win this war: The COVID-19 vaccines."
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Registration Opens for NECA’s Safety Leadership Summit, Chicago, Nov. 1–3
The NECA Safety Leadership Summit is a unique conference for expanding leadership skills to persons responsible for safety throughout the electrical industry, in addition to providing an avenue to create new safety leaders within an organization.
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NECA's David Long Commends Senate for Passing Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
"On behalf of our 4,000 contractors across America, NECA has supported the push for bipartisan legislation that provides the investment and resources to help rebuild and modernize our nation’s infrastructure."
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David Long Statement on Passing of Richard Trumka
Richard Trumka was a lifelong advocate for American workers, and a giant of the labor movement.
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NECA Represented at U.S. Department of Energy Roundtable on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
NECA was represented by Marco A. Giamberardino, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. He discussed how national funding for electric vehicle storage equipment (EVSE) could impact the electrical construction industry, our nation’s infrastructure, and the overall economy.
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CDC Updates Mask Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
On July 27, the CDC updated its "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People." NECA has released a new Legal Alert with an overview of what has changed with the new recommendations.
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Registration Opens as In-Person NECA Convention Returns
NECA 2021 Nashville, being held Oct. 9–12, marks the in-person return of the electrical construction industry’s premier event. Attendees will gain access to industry-leading education, top-notch speakers, networking, entertainment and North America’s largest electrical construction trade show.
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NECA Innovation Institute Advances the Next Generation of Electrical Construction Leaders
Candidates for the NECA Innovation Institute are those that are well-positioned to move their companies forward, with a focus on future executives and construction leaders. These leaders will learn and train together for one year, strengthening core leadership skills while applying problem solving strategies to a Capstone Project.
NECA Honors Our Nation's Lineworkers on July 10
“For decades, our nation’s lineworkers have been resilient, working every day no matter the conditions, to ensure our communities and critical facilities remained connected and empowered. This year, on National Lineworker Appreciation Day, we should all take a moment to acknowledge and thank the diligent lineworkers in this country for their hard work and willingness to face any challenge.”
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OSHA revises its National Emphasis Program, updates Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19
The goals of the IERP are to identify exposures to COVID-19 hazards, ensure appropriate control measures are implemented, and address violations of OSHA standards (other than the ETS) and the General Duty Clause. The updated IERP will remain in effect until further notice and is intended to be time-limited to the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
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National Electrical Contractors Association Joins The Utility Expo as Supporting Organization
Through this affiliation, NECA will gain a significant presence at the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking the latest technologies, innovations, and trends.
Save the Date: NECA Safety Leadership Summit, Nov. 1–3
The NECA Safety Leadership Summit is a unique conference for expanding leadership skills to persons responsible for safety in addition to providing an avenue to create new safety leaders within an organization.
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Legal Alert: Practical Advice for Managing Price Escalation Throughout a Construction Project
Material price escalation is the biggest concern facing the construction industry this year. The prices of raw construction materials, particularly steel and lumber, have been rapidly increasing since early 2020.
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2021 NFPA 70E PPE Selector Guide Available for Download
The NFPA 70E Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector Guide was developed to assist the industry in understanding and applying the provisions found in NFPA 70E.
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ELECTRI International’s Josh Bone Testifies on Behalf of NECA Before House Committee on Small Business
The hearing, held by the Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, covered “Utilization of Small Contractors in the Infrastructure Plan."
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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 and the Healthcare Industry
Secretary Walsh also indicated that additional guidance would be issued for other industry sectors, including construction and general industry.
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National Electrical Contractors Association Launches NECA Industry Alliance Network
Program connects NECA contractors with the top solution providers in the electrical construction industry.
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ELECTRI International’s Josh Bone to Testify Before House Small Business Committee on June 10, 2021
Bone will be testifying on behalf of NECA before the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure.
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NECA's Wesley L. Wheeler Appointed to U.S. Department of Labor's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
This is the second time Wheeler has been appointed to this OSHA committee, where he joins 14 other individuals representing all corners of the construction industry.
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Forest Electric Corporation Awarded 2021 NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal, Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool
In 2019, NECA established the NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal to recognize a NECA member that exemplifies superior performance in the area of workplace safety by providing effective and outstanding leadership, support, and recognition to all employees that lead by example.
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National Electrical Contractors Association Joins United for Infrastructure 2021
From May 10–14, 2021, infrastructure advocates call for bipartisan leadership to make better policies and investments.
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NECA Statement on Launch of Construction Procurement Caucus
The National Electrical Contractors Association issued the following statement on the launch of the Construction Procurement Caucus on April 22.
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NECA Now 2021 Connected Members to Education and High-Profile Speakers
NECA Now 2021 featured speakers such as Mike Rowe, Marcus Lemonis, Lisa Sun and Steve Pemberton, as well as networking, education and entertainment.
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Day & Night Solar to Become NECA Premier Partner
Partnership will connect electrical contractors to Day & Night Solar’s industry-leading expertise in the solar market.
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NECA Statement on President Biden's American Jobs Plan
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) issued the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan.
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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine and NECA Launch “Line Contractor” Magazine
This new magazine was designed specifically for the needs and interests of the line contractor, focusing on such topics as safety, the latest projects and markets, industry news, products and much more.
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OSHA Releases COVID-19 National Emphasis Program
On March 12, OSHA released a much-anticipated response to protect workers from COVID-19 as directed by the President Biden Executive Order on protecting worker health and safety.
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NECA Participating in MCAA’s MEP Innovation Conference April 26–28
NECA is proud to work with MCAA—as well as SMACNA, PCA and MSCA—for three days of the best peer-to-peer instruction available in the industry. For the first time, members of all trade associations and their union counterparts are able to participate in the conference.
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NECA 2021 Nashville: Call for Proposals [EXTENDED]
NECA's Annual Convention and Trade Show provides members with the tools needed to keep their companies on top, but we need your help. We are seeking the best and brightest to speak during NECA 2021 Nashville.
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MCAA, NECA and TAUC Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement
On Feb. 22, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) entered into a tri-party strategic alliance agreement to collaborate on issues impacting the construction and maintenance industry on a national and regional level.
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NECA 2021 Project Excellence Awards Program Now Open
NECA has begun accepting entries for the Project Excellence Awards (PEA) program. The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2021.
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NECA and TAUC Enter Strategic Alliance to Improve Construction Industry
On Jan. 27, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) entered into an affiliation agreement to become a Strategic Alliance Member of The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC).
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NECA Releases Revised Standard for Installing Steel Conduits (RMC, IMC, EMT)
NECA is excited and proud to announce the publishing of its revised standard NECA 101 – 2020, Standard for Installing Steel Conduits (RMC, IMC, EMT).
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Buckingham Manufacturing to Become NECA Premier Partner
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has entered into a three-year agreement with Buckingham Manufacturing Co. Inc., a leading manufacturer of safety and fall-protection equipment among other products, to join NECA’s Premier Partner program, effective January 1, 2021.
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NECA Podcast Network Launches with “Innovation Overload”
On Jan. 14, NECA launched the NECA Podcast Network (NPN), featuring regular content across a range of critical industry issues. The series of podcasts will cover the latest technology, labor relations and safety guidance, and the latest news and updates from the world of NECA.
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ESFI Releases New Workplace Electrical Fatalities and Injuries Data
Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and Survey of Occupational Injuries to report on workplace electrical fatalities and injuries.
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Construction Industry Safety Coalition Stand-Down This Week
Now that the holidays are over, the CDC has published guidelines to stay diligent in efforts to prevent future exposures to COVID-19. The recent surge in cases due to family gatherings and crowds celebrating the holidays have kept the pandemic in the forefront of daily activities. Staying vigilant and aware is the best defense against this worldwide pandemic.
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NECA/MCAA/SMACNA Issue White Paper to Help Determine Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Related to COVID-19 and Other Impacts
COVID-19 has impacted the construction industry as a whole, including the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades. NECA, MCAA and SMACNA have aligned the MEP trades in a collaborative effort to bring to you and the construction industry the white paper below, "Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies".
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NECA Announces Procore to Become NECA Premier Partner
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has entered into a three-year agreement with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software, to join NECA’s Premier Partner program, effective January 1, 2021. This industry-leading program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry.