DOT Regulated Drug Testing Program
The I.B.E.W. and Western Line Constructors Chapter, Inc., NECA, Inc. offer Alcohol and Drug Testing Policies that comply with Federal and State regulations. These programs are for Pre-employment and Random Testing on all employees who hold a CDL or operate a motor vehicle. Copies of these agreements are downloadable under the “Members” icon in the Safety/Substance Abuse Testing section.
Western Line Constructors Chapter provides the Western Line Substance Abuse Program or WLSAP, which is a consortium with a Service Administrator from Comprehensive Drug Testing [CDT], who will collect samples either on-site or at labs, administers testing, give DOT referrals, and delivers federal and state required reports. The administrator provides a Medical Review Officer (MRO) to review the results of testing before they are reported to the Employer’s designated representative. Information on CDT can be found under the “Affiliates” icon. A copy of the DOT requirements 49 CFR Part 382 Subpart C can be found under the “Members” icon in the Safety/Substance Abuse Testing Section.
The contribution rate for the WLSAP is .125% of the contractors Gross Payroll for the month reported. The Chapter is directly billed for all DOT required tests administered to employees of each NECA member contractor and paid for by the Substance Abuse Fund. The member contractors will be directly billed by CDT for all Non-DOT required tests.
Convention/Electrical Industry Exposition
- The NECA Convention/Exposition is the most economical educational opportunity for line and electrical contractors and their key employees.
- Educational seminars offered at the NECA annual convention are the best programs available within the industry on electrical construction. management.
- District Ten Conference offers NECA Line Construction Members a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other top contractors.
- NECA monitors all federal legislation to make certain that it does not hinder the ability of member firms to operate efficiently and profitably.
- The Electrical Construction Political Action Committee helps elect legislators who have your industry’s financial well-being in mind.
- NECA serves a watchdog role in the formation of OSHA standards and publishes compliance guidance to help members work profitably, productively and legally.
- NECA‘s legislative action program means better laws so that you may have a chance to earn an honest profit with less government red tape and interference.
- NECA monitors and reports on important court cases and legislation that impact the operations and finances of member firms.
- We work with allied associations to help cut government red tape and promote the enactment of sensible regulations that you can live and prosper by.
- As a charter member of the American Tort Reform Association, NECA seeks to remedy the ills of the civil justice systems that could threaten the electrical and line construction industry.
- Our involvement in federal regulatory affairs includes publishing compliance assistance materials designed to keep members out of hot water and in business at a profit.
- NECA promotes such educational events as the ASC Legislative Conference to help keep members informed so they can work to effect good government.
- NECA enables members to improve negotiating skills in labor-management issues through the NECA Institute on Labor Relations and other programs.
- NECA promotes our members’ interests through active sponsorship of the Council on Industrial Relations, construction’s oldest and most successful dispute-resolution forum.
- Through the use of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Program, NECA member firms increase employee skills and, ultimately, profits.
- The information we publish on current litigation related to electrical construction helps you promote harmonious labor relations and avoid potential pitfalls.
- NECA enhances the market position of signatory line contractors by negotiating the most competitive terms in both national and local agreements.
- NECA promotes the integrity and benefit of standardized contract language for full and uninterrupted job productivity.
- NECA helps members increase job profits through training in such programs as Effective Supervision, Electrical Field Managers Training, and the JATC programs.
- NECA reduces the overall cost of fringe benefit plans by sponsoring an annual employee benefit conference to educate local fund trustees on investment and administration.
- NECA lowers fringe benefit costs by anticipating potential problems and implementing plan revisions necessitated by law changes affecting joint benefit trust funds.
- NECA responds to the actions of the U.S Department of Labor by publishing timely information and representing members’ interests in policy-making forums.
- NECA prepares for successful labor negotiations by collecting current information on labor trends and studying industry statistics and surveys.
- NECA maintains close contact with the Department of Labor in order to protect or gain prevailing wage rates the reflect wages paid by member contractors.
- NECA enables members to compete for prevailing wage work on an equal basis with other contractors by cooperating with the Labor Department in monitoring regulations.
- NECA helps settle local labor disputes quickly through the expertise of its nationwide network of national staff, regional field representatives and local chapter managers.
- NECA helps members make profitable use of national construction and maintenance agreements by processing the applications and coordinating implementation promptly.
- NECA improves the image od unionized construction with project owners through the joint NECA-IBEW Quality Connection program and by participating in Business Roundtable discussions.
- NECA assures a positive image for electrical construction by collecting and disseminating timely, accurate data through participation on the Construction Labor Resource Council.
- NECA helps members avoid problems with unlawful or ambiguous provisions in locally negotiated agreements through its formal agreement review program.
- NECA promotes the industry’s common interests through a positive working relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
- NECA enables members to capitalize on market opportunities by providing a workforce trained in emerging technologies identified via constant contact with industry sources.
- NECA has long sponsored highly effective institutional advertising campaigns designed to inform the public of the NECA contractor’s professional expertise.
- The NECA Connection, our new computerized marketing service, links buyers and sellers of electrical construction services, another way NECA helps you get business.
- By promoting line and electrical contractors’ interests in our involvement with manufactures, distributors, utilities and specialty groups, we help members gain marketing clout.
- NECA provides sales training seminars and easy-to-use self-study sales training guides geared exclusively to electrical and line contractors.
- NECA promotes and publicizes all activities which contribute to the public’s awareness of the many benefits provided by member firms.
- NECA works with allied associations to help increase your marketability and to improve the climate for productivity and profitability in the line construction industry.
- NECA identifies emerging market trends and provides technical information study kits to help members market and deliver profitable new services.
- NECA promotes safe, efficient equipment standards by representing the interests of member contractors on the Electrical Council of Underwriters Laboratories.
- NECA‘s training programs build a technically-skilled safety-conscious workforce, assuring customer satisfaction and improving electrical industry productivity.
- NECA represents the interests of contractors in the formation of electrical materials standards by the American National Standards Institute.
- NECA‘s involvement in National Electrical Safety Code development has helped to set basic standards for electrical equipment, materials and safe installation methods.
- NECA works in coalition with other speciality industry organizations to develop technical information for our members.
- NECA maintains an exclusive reference file on legal precedents in construction claims for members and their attorneys.
Other Member Services
- NECA‘s award-winning employee communications program is designed to develop a feeling of industry-wide understanding and safety awareness among electrical workers.
- NECA‘s publications bring you the latest electrical construction industry news PLUS tips to help you increase productivity and profits through improved management.
- NECA publishes the only national magazine specifically directed toward improving the contractor’s bottom line.
- NECA stays on top of coming issues in electrical construction by studying a wide variety of industry-related trade publications and maintaining contact with allied associations.
- NECA informs members of all new services as well as timely industry development in the weekly NECA News.
- NECA issues Special Reports on issues of timely importance as events warrant.
- NECA publishes information in the public media on the benefits of the electrical construction industry to society.
- NECA offers members and chapters assistance on communication issues upon request.
- NECA‘s field staff acts as an extension of the Chapter staff and the National staff to provide support for services and special projects and is always available to assist members.
- Such resources as our new Computer System Selection Manual help members take advantage of the latest innovations in effective management and save in the process.
- NECA‘s International Study Missions enable contractors to exchange ideas with their overseas counterparts and foster global relationships.
- NECA offers management and financial seminars to help members manage their businesses for greater productivity and profits.
- NECA addresses management succession in such programs as Elements of Electrical Contracting Management conducted at Arizona State University.
- NECA works with its chapters to enhance the abilities of second-tier management.
- NECA membership offers line and electrical contractors their best opportunity to shape the future of their industry.
- NECA‘s member programs and services can be tailored to the unique needs of your firm.