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NECA This Week

OSHA & FMCSA Rulemaking Activity

Apr 8, 2024

Industry News

Construction Jobs Soar by 39,000 in March

Construction employment jumped in March as the industry added a robust 39,000 jobs during the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The figure marked construction’s 12th consecutive monthly increase.

OSHA publishes final employee walkaround rule

OSHA published a final rule concerning who may accompany agency inspectors, employers and workers on a workplace walkaround or inspection. The rule will go into effect May 31. The updated language reinstates a long-standing OSHA practice allowing employees to select a third party to accompany a walkaround.



NECA Regulatory Update: OSHA & FMCSA Rulemaking Activity

NECA Regulatory Update: OSHA & FMCSA Rulemaking Activity

OSHA initiated rulemaking activity to amend its Representatives of Employers and Employees regulation to clarify that the representative(s) authorized by employees may be an employee of the employer or a third party; such third-party employee representative(s) may accompany the OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) when they are reasonably necessary to aid in the inspection.

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March 2024 Government Affairs Update

March 2024 Government Affairs Update

FY24 Government Funding has been completed but not without its fair share of dramatics. During the final vote, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) put Speaker Johnson ‘on notice’ by filing a motion to vacate. To bring this motion to the floor, Greene must ask the Chair for the privilege to call up the resolution. The Speaker would then have two legislative days to hold a vote. The margins in the House continue to get slimmer with additional resignations this month. Primary season is in full swing with eight primary elections having come and gone in March.

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NSPC 2024: Register Today

NSPC 2024: Register Today

With a lineup of over 40 educational sessions, 40 exhibitors, and 3 captivating keynote speakers, the NECA Safety Professionals Conference 2024 promises to be the ultimate safety event of the year! Explore 5 educational tracks covering everything from Outside Line Electrical Construction to Leadership. Plus, there will be an Outside Line Safety Expo exclusively for our District 10 Members!

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Registration Closing April 15

2024 Legislative Conference Registration Closing April 15 | NECA

The NECA Legislative Conference needs your voice and perspective to continue the hard work of educating Congress on the issues that matter most to your company and the electrical construction industry. The following states currently have no representation on NECA’s Hill Day: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming.

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Upcoming Events

In-Person Events

NECA EMERGE Conference
April 15 - 17 | Las Vegas, NV

NECA Legislative Conference
May 6 - 8 | Washington, DC

NECA Safety Professionals Conference
May 20 - 22 | Denver, CO


Virtual Classrooms

Advanced Estimating Strategies
April 15 - 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Advanced Enterprise Budgeting and Forecasting
May 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET



Charged for Success: Best Practices for the Installation, Service & Maintenance of EV Equipment
May 2 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET


Significant Dates

Diversity Month

Arab American Heritage Month

National Volunteer Month

April 22-30 | Passover

April 22 | Earth Day



PAC Total - $167,599



Operational Fund Total $112,153

NECA Government Affairs Operational Fund



NECA Safety Roundup - Listen Now

NECA Safety Roundup


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Think Like a Leader Podcast