Get Your Safety On

New agreement on electrical construction from two safety bodies

Safety organizations are easily lambasted. We showed you just a few weeks back: some folks have even taken to assembling full videos mocking OSHA. These groups can, frankly, be a pain in the butt—for industrial, construction, and electrical workers alike. However, in the end, they are designed to protect us; both workers and companies. Hence, a new contract between ASSP and NECA reminds us of such guidance.

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that brings the organizations together to advance workplace safety and health in the electrical construction industry, the organizations announced in a joint release on ASSP’s website November 2.

The two organizations will share best practices and work cooperatively to advance issues of common interest, increase opportunities for continuing education, and ensure access to valuable training programs.

“We recognize the benefits of collaboration to improve occupational safety and health practices and outcomes,” said ASSP CEO Jennifer McNelly. “We strive to eliminate worker illnesses, injuries and fatalities across the board, and organizations working together improves the ability to achieve that result.”

NECA also prioritizes workplace safety by offering publications, webinars, software and training courses to help electrical contractors maintain safe worksites, develop their own corporate safety programs and comply with federal regulations.

“We work to raise the profile of worker safety in our industry, so cooperating with ASSP brings a new level of expertise to that effort,” said NECA CEO David Long. “I am excited for the good this collaboration can do, not just for our member companies, but the electrical construction industry as a whole.”

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