Over the years, the NMAPC has evolved and advanced the entire sector. This is nothing clearer than in the area of security. From the beginning, the commission`s priority is workplace safety. In 2000, the NMAPC awarded the Zero Injury Safety Awards (ZISA). Since then, ZISA has become synonymous with the highest performance in workplace safety. NMA business leaders, owners and union workers have all achieved safety records that were once a pipe dream: record wounds for some of the country`s largest and most complex industrial construction and maintenance projects. NMA officials also followed their promise to make the new agreement less restrictive and restrictive for homeowners. The long-term contractual requirements imposed by other agreements have been exceeded. The NMA was designed as a portable and open tool for the employment of skilled trade union workers in major maintenance and industrial construction projects.
Flexibility was also important; Each participating union has been allowed to modify parts of the NMA to better reflect its sector, although it is still 99% similar in content; The fourteen separate agreements are collectively called NMA. The NMA has distinguished itself in several respects from other maintenance contracts. First, it was jointly controlled by management and labour, while other AEPs were unilaterally controlled by trade unions. This innovative partnership between employment services was quickly formalized with the creation of the Political Committee of National Maintenance Agreements (NMAPC), an impartial body created to manage the NMA, resolve conflicts and resolve issues related to its use. Joseph La Rocca, the executive director of the NEA, also became the first impartial secretary of the NMAPC and remained in both positions until his retirement in 1986. The NEA, headquartered in Washington, D.C. was made up of companies in the metal construction segment – mainly steel frames and manufacturers. Many of these companies were also very active in industrial maintenance, using iron workers to repair, renovate and maintain large, sophisticated equipment in steel mills, refineries, utilities and production sites.