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, Aug 22, 2018 8/22/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Rich Bird||Rocky Hill||Full|
|Sat, Aug 25, 2018 8/25/18||7:30am||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Denis Vaillancourt||Rocky Hill||Full|
|Mon, Aug 27, 2018 8/27/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock Street, Instructor: Frank Gladwin||West Haven||Register|
|Mon, Aug 27, 2018 8/27/18||5:30pm||Apprenticeship & Training - First Year & Orientation Students begin 8/27/18||IEC New England||Rocky Hill||Register|
|Wed, Sep 5, 2018 9/5/18||4:00pm||IEC New England Board of Directors Meeting||IEC New England Office||Rocky Hill||Call for Details|
|Thu, Sep 6, 2018 9/6/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Rich Bird||Rocky Hill||Register|
Latest News From IEC
Aug 16, 2018The Connecticut Legislature approved the submitted Building and Fire Codes, including the 2017 NEC. Adoption will be effective October 1, 2018.The new Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes were approved by the Connecticut Legislative Regulation Review Committee at their meeting July 25. These codes will go into effect on October 1, 2018. The approved Codes are as follows:
Aug 8, 2018With any luck, you’ve never had to deal with someone vandalizing a job site you’ve worked on in an attempt to sell the wire as scrap. The thieves who do this typically slip (or break) in, cut off any available wire and make a break for it with bits and pieces of wire still hanging in place. In some cases, they actually damage the rest of the structure trying to get as much wire as they can grab. It can be a real blow, both because it comes as a shock and because there’s now a lot of work that has to be redone.
Jul 25, 2018Electrical fires are sneaky, insidious and often odorless. They don’t produce smoke, so smoke detectors don’t immediately sound an alarm. When faulty or damaged electrical wiring heats up, it slowly begins to smolder. These types of fires can be so slow-burning that it can take months to actually ignite. Even worse, they can be very hard to extinguish once they take hold. It makes sense that the best approach is to prevent electrical fires instead of having to deal with one.
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.