January 26, 2024

Safety First: Building Omaha’s Commitment to a Secure Omaha

Our standards and protocols keep Omaha powered safely.

Contact with electric currents can result in serious injury, electric shocks, electric burns, and electrocution, to name a few.

Keeping our members and the community we serve healthy and safe is one of our most important core values at Building Omaha. So, when it comes to addressing safety on the job site, Building Omaha takes a NO COMPROMISE approach.

We expend enormous time and energy into updating our safety tools and resources and investing in safety technology.  This includes ongoing training programs and materials as well as continuous professional development.  We not only maintain the latest industry standards and regulations; we exceed them.

Women in Electrical Field

Our electricians are simply the best trained in the business.

Our workforce undergoes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10- and 30-hour training, resulting in an award-winning safety record recognized by such groups as the American Subcontractors Association.

Building Omaha’s contractors and electricians are educated in the best practices to effectively manage safety:

  • Following lock-out/tag-out protocols to avoid contact with energized installations.
  • Steadfastly using tie-offs and securing lanyards in elevated work.
  • Policing sites to remove tripping hazards and other risks.
  • Properly placing spotters for crane lifts of heavy equipment, such as generators, transformers, and switchgear.
  • Properly using safety gear, including safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, biohazard protection, and more
  • Training in MSHA safety protocols for work underground.
  • Following confined space protocols and trench safety.

The bottom line: We believe our electrical professionals deserve to work in the safest environment possible so they can enjoy a long and lucrative career in the electrical industry.

Interested in joining an organization that invests in your safety and success? Learn more about Building Omaha, the partnership that powers the city and fuels your future.

Building Omaha is a partnership between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Together, we power Omaha.