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
|Sat, Sep 22, 2018 9/22/18||7:30am||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Bill Zisk||Rocky Hill||Full|
|Sat, Sep 22, 2018 9/22/18||7:30am||2018 CT Continuing Education - Additional class||IEC New England, Instructor: Rich Bird||Rocky Hill||Full|
|Mon, Sep 24, 2018 9/24/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Frank Gladwin||Rocky Hill||Full|
|Mon, Sep 24, 2018 9/24/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||Best Western Plus, 201 Washington Avenue, Instructor: Tim Ackert||North Haven||Full|
|Tue, Sep 25, 2018 9/25/18||4:30pm||2018 CT Continuing Education||IEC New England, Instructor: Rich Bird||Rocky Hill||Full|
|Wed, Sep 26, 2018 9/26/18||4:00pm||IEC New England Executive Committee Meeting||IEC New England Office||Rocky Hill||Call for Details|
Latest News From IEC
Aug 22, 2018According to a U.S. study conducted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation concerning arc flash injury, the most common work task leading to arc flash injury is the replacement of fuses. Many workers do this without turning off the power and verifying that equipment is de-energized. From the study, arc flash injury has also accounted for 29 percent of electrical fatalities from 2003 to 2010 and 36 percent of non-fatal electrical injuries from 2004 to 2013 in the United States.
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.