ECA News & Events Update
NECA Safety Summit
October 27 - 29, 2020
The NECA Virtual Safety Summit will be composed of 2-half day blocks of general sessions, concurrent breakouts and even an exhibit hall. NECA will also showcase new presentations based on current trends along with important regulatory and code updates. Member Stipend: ECA Chicago will pay for two representatives per Member Company to attend.
NECA Legal Update Regarding Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) Rule - 9/16/2020
NECA legal update from Jef Fagan, as the U.S. Department of Labor has issued further guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) in the form of a rule that became effective September 16, 2020 in an effort to clear the ambiguities in the current regulations and interpretations.  
Chicago Department of Buildings -
2019 Construction Codes Training
The Department of Buildings is pleased to announce an opportunity for you to learn more about the transition to the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes in a full-day virtual training program, scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020. Though all are welcome to register, the program will be targeted to architects and other design professionals, with a special focus on small- and mid-sized projects eligible to use the Self-Certification Permit Program. The program is being offered in association with the International Code Council (ICC) and will be taught by DOB Deputy Commissioners, Grant Ullrich and Hal Hutchinson. For more information, including registration details, visit alert on the DOB website
IMSCA Update -
Recently Enacted Laws in Illinois
IMSCA would like to remind its members of a number of recently enacted laws in Illinois: Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, IDOL Certified Payroll Portal and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

The registration fee for your first 10 employees is free -
don't miss the largest educational event of the year!

Young Professionals of ECA: Tour of IN-TECH's Renewable Energy Training Center
The Young Professionals of ECA Chicago are invited to a fall tour of the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's Renewable Energy Training Center, on September 30th.

NECA Video Updates
Please click on the link below for three brief NECA Video Updates, which include the following:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at NECA 2020 LIVE;
NECA eSafetyLine September 2020 Safety Minute; and
NECAPAC: Become a Voice for the Electrical Industry.
September is "Suicide Prevention Month"
The Construction Industry Alliance reminds all that September is "Suicide Prevention Month" and wishes to share the tools that they have created to help you join them in sharing the STAND up for Suicide Prevention message. Please click here to sign up for training. Also please click on the link below for more information. 
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Employee Resource Services is now AllOne Health!

The Employee Assistance Program offers more benefits than ever for you, your employees, and their families!

Please take a moment to let us know the person at your company to communicate these services to. Do you have an HR department, hiring manger, or someone that communicates employee benefits to your team? Let us know! TAKE THE QUICK SURVEY HERE
ECA Membership Meeting: October 14, 2020
Please join us for our October luncheon Membership Meeting! The program will feature industry updates, and guest presentation from Shannon Andrews, City of Chicago Chief Procurement Officer. The event will be a VIRTUAL session.

The event is scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Virtual (Zoom) Meeting

1:00 pm 
Business Session / Guest Presentation

2:00 pm 
Joint Safety Forum - "Excavation Hazards in Construction" - 9/24/2020 
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) / Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA are proud to present the next Safety Forum featuring the seminar, "Excavation Hazards in Construction." This is a FREE 4-hour safety training program designed to educate workers about the risks and liabilities associated with trench-related work. 
"Succession Planning"
October 21, 2020
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee workshop called, "Succession Planning" has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 8:00 am. The program is to be held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.

If you're interested in attending the "Succession Planning" workshop, please click the link below.
ECA Membership Meeting
November 17, 2020
Please join us for our November luncheon Membership Meeting! The program will feature industry updates, and guest presentation from Robert Hoxie, Chief Development Officer, City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
Wednesday, November 17, 2020
Gibsons Steakhouse, Oakbrook

"Top Habits of High Performing Foremen" - November 18, 2020
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee workshop called, "Top Habits of High Performing Foremen" has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:00 am. The program is to be held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel.
COVID-19 Resources for ECA members:
Stay up to date on the latest changes for our Industry including news releases, legislation and Government mandates, workplace safety and preparation guidelines, OSHA alerts, and more that affect electrical contractors in Chicago and Cook County.
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October 21, 2020
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL

November 18, 2020
Drake Oak Brook Hotel
Oak Brook, IL