What is IEC New England?
The Independent Electrical Contractors of New England, Inc. (IEC-NE) is the region’s premier trade association representing Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island independent electrical and systems contractors, aggressively working with the industry to establish a free environment for merit shops - a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition and economic opportunity for all.
Upcoming Events and Classes
|Wed, Jul 25, 2018 7/25/18||4:00pm||IEC New England Executive Committee Meeting||IEC New England Office||Rocky Hill||Call for Details|
|Wed, Aug 1, 2018 8/1/18||4:00pm||IEC New England Board of Directors Meeting||IEC New England Office||Rocky Hill||Call for Details|
|Sat, Aug 4, 2018 8/4/18||7:30am||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Denis Vaillancourt||Rocky Hill||Register|
|Tue, Aug 7, 2018 8/7/18||Save the Date! Meet the Candidates||Stony Creek Brewery||Branford||Call for Details|
|Wed, Aug 8, 2018 8/8/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||La Quinta Inn & Suites, 116 Newtown Road, Instructor: Frank Gladwin||Danbury||Register|
|Fri, Aug 10, 2018 8/10/18||7:30am||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Frank Gladwin||Rocky Hill||Register|
Latest News From IEC
Jul 17, 2018IN THIS EDITION: Workforce Policy IEC Participates in Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus Roundtable Perkins Legislation Advances in the Senate Labor Policy More Threatening Labor Legislation Introduced Supreme Court Rules Against Public Sector Unions Political Education Fund “College Night” at the IEC Convention
Jul 11, 2018Electrical Construction and Maintenance Power management company Eaton has issued a product safety bulletin for certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches intended for use in heavy commercial, utility, and industrial applications. The safety switches referenced in the bulletin can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.
Jun 20, 2018As the temperatures heat up, it’s time to review your warm weather safety standards for your electrical crew. While it’s important to stay on track while on working on projects or completing service calls for customers, you have a responsibility to protect your workers from exposure to temperature extremes. OSHA makes it easy for you to remember your responsibilities in this area, which come down to the organization’s three chosen keywords: Water, Rest, and Shade.
Jun 15, 2018Bradford Wills June 11, 2018 Each year, arc faults are responsible for more than 28,000 home fires, injuring or killing hundreds of people and causing more than $700 million in property damage1. Yet, arc fault circuit protection is still only mandated for 70 percent of a home’s electrical circuits. To get closer to 100 percent protection, consumers need to demand it, and electrical contractors need to get on board.
Jun 6, 2018Good safety practice requires that workers take responsibility for their own safety and that of their co-workers. But it’s also important that organizations empower them to do so.
May 23, 2018Organizations need to adapt and understand what millennials want in a work environment. Andrea Olson, Pragmadik 05/21/2018 There’s one question that is frequently asked about millennials: Why do they move from city to city and change jobs every few years? Everyone has their theory. Some people blame it on youth, the lack of attention spans due to social media, unrealistic expectations and dissatisfaction with not advancing in an organization fast enough, or to gain new experiences. There’s no question these are influential factors, but inherently, there’s one underlying reason.