We Dig Congress
The National Utility Contractors Association's Legislative and Information Political Action Committee (NUCAPAC) is the only registered federal political action fund managed exclusively by and for U.S. utility and excavation contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers.
Since 1976 NUCAPAC has been a leading American construction industry PAC because of this industry's loyal and dedicated family of supporters. NUCAPAC's sole purpose is to provide financial support to federal candidates who actively support our nation's utility construction and excavation industry.
A forum to develop, monitor and review NUCA’s legislative and regulatory agenda.
A forum to identify safety and health problems, and legislative issues that affect utility contractors and excavators, and to make recommendations about what could be done to help NUCA members address these issues and problems. The ultimate goal is to reduce accidents, injury, death, litigation, and unnecessary regulations.
A forum to keep NUCA in the forefront of the damage prevention community, which includes involvement with the Nevada Regional Common Ground Alliance, and the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. The committee also assists in developing proactive measures to prevent damages and limit contractor liability.
A forum which partners with city, county and state agencies to review standard infrastructure building codes as well as the inspection and permitting process.
NUCA Competent Person Class
Excavation is the most dangerous of all construction operations. More workers are killed or seriously injured in and around excavations than in other phases of construction work, and that’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a competent person to oversee all excavation and trenching jobsites. The competent person must have specific training in, and be knowledgeable about, soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and the requirements of OSHA Subpart P.
NUCA’s Excavation Safety Competent Person Training program helps contractors train the competent person and workers. Although the responsibility for designating a competent person is the sole responsibility of the contractor, this program is designed to simplify the task by providing participants with the information and training needed to become a competent person.
The program includes the scope and application of Subpart P—Excavation Standard; definitions; general requirements; requirements for protective systems; soil classification; and handling an OSHA inspection. Each participant receives a training manual that includes a complete copy of the Excavation Standard.
NUCA Confined Space Training
Millions of employees who enter into confined spaces each year face a significant risk of injury or death. Many of these same employees do not recognize that they may be facing serious unforeseen hazards by working in a confined space.
NUCA’s Confined Space Entry course is intended to provide construction managers, competent persons, and workers with basic information regarding entry into confined spaces. Its purpose is to create an awareness of the hazards associated with confined spaces and to provide managers with basic information necessary to establish a confined space entry program. Every confined space is unique. Therefore, each confined space must be carefully evaluated, and hazards must be eliminated or controlled before a confined space entry supervisor issues an entry permit.