Category: Safety

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 »


Eleven people from the Chapter participated in this year’s Safety Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on May 15 – 17. The Conference attracted over 280 participants, most of whom are safety and health professionals from the electrical industry. Members partook in the Conference’s educational sessions that included updates on regulatory activity, industry best practices, and… Read more »


The Chapter is sponsoring an OSHA 30-Hour Safety Course, starting Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the JATC facility in Lanham, Maryland. The course is designed to reduce on-the-job accidents, meet new regulations, avoid OSHA citations, and create a safer work environment. The construction industry recognizes the class as a baseline for safety training. For more information, download… Read more »