When it comes to electrical safety, protecting workers and property, NECA is the recognized industry authority.
Electrical safety is at the core of everything NECA contractors do. We believe safety goes beyond injury prevention; our members provide clients with safety through design and planning, quality craftsmanship, and pass along the cost savings achieved through world-class safety performance.
NECA’s safety program supports the development of sound and practical solutions that enhance safety and health practices for the electrical industry.
NECA’s Standing Policy on Safety (article 19), “Safety Programs and Safe Workers,” recognizes that the foundation for a zero injury environment must include shared responsibility approach for safety. NECA believes that to achieve zero injuries in the workplace, members must strive for zero energy work environments as a best practice, whenever achievable.
NECA is a vocal and active participant in OSHA’s regulatory process, consensus safety standards development, and industry best practices. NECA’s active role in the regulatory process ensures that the safety concerns of electrical contractors are recognized when agencies are developing rules and regulations that will affect the entire industry.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has developed an safety orientation video for member-contractors to assist them in employee hiring and meeting regulatory obligations. This video covers what every worker should know before starting work with a contractor.
Included in this video:
- The Emergency Action Plan,
- Accident and Incident Reporting
- and the review of the company’s Policies, Rules and Procedures.
Specific topics for the electrical worker include:
- ladder safety,
- and review of the Energized Electrical Work Permit from NFPA.
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NECA Toolbox Talks and Safety Meetings are also featured along with OSHA’s Competent and Qualified Persons. Viewers will also find information about construction forklift requirements, Concrete and Silica Hazards, Welding, and Fall Protection.
NECA has also developed a new hire checklist to accompany this video. The checklist will assist with company records and provides a PDF handout for employees to take with them. It is the employer’s, (contractor’s) responsibility to add site-specific training to the orientation and ensure all workers are provided with the required PPE for the tasks they will be performing before starting any work.