NEIS Call for Public Review

NEIS are used by construction owners, specifiers and contractors to clearly illustrate the performance and workmanship standards essential for different types of electrical construction. NEIS are also. . . read more

NECA Chicago & Cook County and Northeastern Illinois Chapters Held Joint NFPA 70E Safety Seminar

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA held a joint Safety Forum on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Local Union #701 Hall / Training Facility in Warrenvil. . . read more

U.S. Department of Labor Implements New Weighting System For Workplace Safety and Health Inspections

On Friday, September 27, OSHA announced that it has recently implemented the OSHA Weighting System (OWS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. OWS will become effective October 1, 2019.. . . read more

U.S. Department of Labor Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols to Protect Workers from Airborne Contaminants

Today OSHA issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly. The rule becomes effective September 26, 2019.. . . read more

Electrical Construction: Where Will Robots Fit In?

Safety is the top priority on any electrical jobsite. Imagine a robot electrician that can reduce safety risks.. . . read more

NFPA Publishes the 2020 National Electrical Code ®; NECA Offering Free Webinar to Review Changes

Join NECA for a webinar on Tuesday, October 15 at 10:30 am EST for a review of the most significant changes in the 2020 NEC® from those that know it best. Learn about new articles and revisions to ex. . . read more

U.S. Department of Labor Selects New Director For OSHA’s Construction Directorate

The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Scott Ketcham as the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Directorate of Construction (DOC) in Washington, D.C. Ke. . . read more

NFPA Releases 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC®)

The 2020 NEC® development cycle has come to a close with issuance by the NFPA Standards Council. There are many changes related to new technologies and industry trends in this edition.. . . read more

OSHA Secretary Releases Statement in Advance of Hurricane Dorian Touchdown

OSHA stands ready to help today and in the coming days as conditions remain hazardous. Our toll-free number (800-321-6742) is available 24 hours-a-day and OSHA.gov has resources for hurricane prepared. . . read more

OSHA Releases Resources to Help Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

As the central Atlantic prepares for hurricane Dorian, OSHA has released Hurricane and Tropical Storm Preparedness and Response resources to keep you safe before, during and after a tropical storm or. . . read more

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Requests Information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Cons. . . read more

OSHA Announces SAFE Collaboration for Safe + Sound Week; Shares Online Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Safety Alliance (SAFE) (henceforth "OSHA and SAFE") recognize the value of establishing a collaborative rela. . . read more

OSHA Safe + Sound Week Gives NECA Members Opportunity to Review Safety Programs and Policies

In recognition of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual Safe + Sound Week campaign, NECA reminds its members that now is a great time to review safety programs and policies.. . . read more