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BLS Data Suggests Electrical Construction Is Getting Safer
According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released last month, electrical construction is a safe industry, especially when compared to the construction industry as a whole.
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Carbon Monoxide Detection Safety Reminder
CO alarms are vital in protecting your family from this colorless and odorless gas that is often referred to as the “invisible killer.”
Helpful Tips for a Fire-Safe Holiday Season
The staff at NECA knows that winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together, but that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips from the National Fire Protection Association will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
Labor Relations Update: Calling all Career Seekers!
With the growing awareness amongst parents and school leaders of skyrocketing costs of college (and unrivaled debt), the tough job market upon graduation, and the real opportunities a career in the trades presents, now is the time to get in front of local schools to sell our message. Career days are a perfect opportunity to do just that.
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The NECA/IBEW Powering America Team Works on State of the Art Hospital in Tucson
The latest ElectricTV highlights a new facility, the Banner University Medical Center, set to open in Tucson, Arizona with work completed by the NECA-IBEW Powering America team.
IBEW International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill Passes
NECA CEO John M. Grau released the following statement in response to the passing of International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill
New CPU Manufacturing Process Could Save Data Centers Millions
Researchers at Birmingham University in New York recently announced a new technique in the manufacturing of microprocessors that will dramatically improve the cooling of computers, resulting in greater energy efficiency, as well as reduced costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
NECA President David Long National Apprenticeship Week Statement
National Electrical Contractors Association President David Long released the following statement regarding National Apprenticeship Week, which is being held this year on Nov. 12-18
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ETV Latest Video Features EICA Crane Certification Program
When safety and training are paramount – as they are for the Powering America Team making programs such as the Crane Operations Certification accessible to our eager workers is highly important.
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The Future is Becoming and We’re Perpetual Newbies
Electrical Contractors (ECs) are on center stage for just about every technological change taking place and those yet to come. Medical Centers, Data Centers, Defense and Aerospace-related developments, and even...
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements
OSHA has published a final rule today that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.
Incoming 116th Congress Positioned to Strengthen America's Infrastructure and Workforce Shortage
Our electrical contractors congratulate the winners of the 2018 midterm election and we look forward to working with each and every new member of the 116th Congress.
U.S. Department of Labor Provides Interim Compliance Guidance For Crane Operators
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance on how to comply with crane operator certification requirements until the new final rule becomes effective.

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The Project for Applied and Disruptive Technology, explores the world of technology and keeps members informed of what’s happening today, and of what will be launched in the not too distant future.  Dr. Joey Shorter, NECA Director of Research, has an extensive background in education and experience in translating the work of academics into understandable, practical ideas.

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Keep up with the latest schedule updates, speakers and exhibitors at this year’s NECA convention and trade show, plus archive posts from past events.

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NECA provides access to the latest safety and health information required to navigate the rapidly changing environment faced by today’s electrical industry.
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Code Question of the Day

NECA’s Code Question of the Day (CQD) is Charlie Trout’s flagship National Electrical Code® forum for NECA and the industry. The CQD continues to generate a lively dialogue and relative Code-based and practical responses to an ever-increasing and interactive audience.


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