Category: Safety

Safety – Virginia Safety & Health Codes Board Update

On February 22, 2022, Mr. Travis Parsons gave the NECA Safety Committee an update on the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board activity. The .pdf he presented during the meeting is available to interested members at the link below: Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board Activity Update

Adele Abrams – Covid-19 Regulatory Activities Update

On Monday, July 12, 2021, the Chapter hosted a webinar with attorney Adele Abrams, who updated members on recent Covid-19 regulatory activities. For members who were not able to attend in person, the webinar was recorded, and we have also provided access to the presentation documents for review. Full Webinar Recording (External Link) PowerPoint Presentation

Virginia Permanent Infectious Disease Prevention Standard

The Commonwealth of Virginia, within the jurisdiction of VOSH, has adopted a Permanent Infectious Disease Prevention standard with an effective date of January 27, 2021. This standard supersedes the Emergency Temporary Standard published in 2020.  Virginia Permanent Infectious Disease Prevention Standard

COVID-19 and the Challenges of Resourcefulness in a Time of Shortage

Click Here for the Full PDF Version The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly required business owners to be resourceful. With shortages in N95 masks, dust masks and hand sanitizer, many contractors have had to rely on the one thing that isn’t scarce, creativity. While many of these creative measures temporarily help us deal with shortages, they… Read more »

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. DEFINITIONS“Paid sick leave” – means paid leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. “Expanded family and… Read more »

Steps Construction Employers and Workers Should Take in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Steps Construction Employers and Workers Should Take in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) While the spread of COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy and the lives of people across the world, certain industries such as construction are being particularly hard-hit. CPWR has been working closely with NABTU and our research, government, and other… Read more »

Force majeure clauses take center stage in contractors’ coronavirus response

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from​ Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law. Original Article from source: With no end currently in sight to the extensive global outbreak of the novel coronavirus — officially named SARS-CoV-2— the U.S. construction industry is already experiencing effects and should brace itself for more to come.  One… Read more »


In recognition of May as the National Electrical Safety Month (NESM), the Association and IBEW Local 26 sponsored a safety day event on May 18th at IBEW Local Union 26 headquarters in Lanham, Maryland.  All NECA members and their employees were invited to the event.  The agenda for the event included the following discussions by safety… Read more »