NECA participates with many federal agencies and consensus organizations in the development and implementation of safety related requirements. These include the Small Business Administration Safety Roundtable, Advisory Committee on Construction Occupational Safety and Health (ACCOSH), the A-10 Committee on Construction and Demolition Operations, the National Occupation Research Agenda (NORA) committee from NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and also National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
NECA also represents NECA on the Electrical Transmission and Distribution OSHA Strategic Partnership. This Partnership consists of utility contractors, trade associations, labor organizations, electrical utilities and OSHA representatives. The ET&D Partnership is the oldest and only national OSP that OSHA has in place. Its success was documented in a whitepaper released in April 2017.
NECA Standing Policy Statement #19, Safety Programs and Safe Workers
‘NECA believes that safety is an integral part of achieving excellence in the electrical contracting business by maintaining the highest productivity, quality, and safety standards in a proactive, practical, and cost effective approach to manage organizational loss control. NECA members demonstrate safety professionalism and responsibility through every aspect of work and services they provide including designing, planning, construction, service work, and implementing operations with a minimum of disruption to customers. NECA’s commitment to jobsite safety is reinforced by placing special emphasis in quality safety training programs that integrate safety into project pre-planning and project management. ……..”