Bethesda, Maryland - - The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has just released an upgrade to its best-selling Safety Expert System software. Version 2.1 incorporates a new module that helps users comply with recent injury and illness record keeping requirements implemented by OSHA (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It simplifies maintenance of records at a central location, while meeting OSHA privacy protection requirements.

This latest software release also includes new material dealing with OSHA training requirements for forklifts and powered industrial trucks, plus an update to "Preparing for Emergencies," which addresses terrorism concerns arising from the events of September 11.

NECA's Safety Expert System software is a comprehensive tool and reference that helps construction companies develop their own corporate safety programs in compliance with applicable OSHA regulations. It covers topics ranging from basic safety to fall protection to vehicle safety. For more information, visit www.necanet.org/safety/publications.htm.

The updated NECA Safety Expert System 2.1 is available for $299; and the Record Keeping Module is available as a stand-alone product for only $79. (Purchasers of the earlier version 2.0 will automatically receive the new upgrade, free of charge.)

Ordering information: Contact the NECA Order Desk at (301) 215-4504 tel, (301) 215-4500 fax, or orderdesk@necanet.org. Provide your name, company, mailing address and NECA member number (where applicable). All non-member orders must be prepaid by check or credit card.