Independent Electrical Contractors of New England
Empowering Electricians Since 1968.
1800 Silas Deane Hwy, Rear Building
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Sep 30, 2019
Summer Has Ended But Is There Any End In Sight For Tolls And Other Issues?    As the summer season came to a conclusion in Connecticut, several hot policy issues at the Capitol have neither re…

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  • Sep 30, 2019
    While Dyna Electric has been a member of the IEC for 15 plus years, it wasn’t until about 4 years ago that I became actively involved. At that time, I was in the process of transitioning from the ro…
  • Sep 30, 2019
    “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” -Colin Powell It begins as kids when we are asked, “What do you want to be when…
  • Aug 29, 2019
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S CORNER Larry Vallieres, Interim Executive Director First and foremost, I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their vote of confidence by appointing me as the Interi…
  • Jan 17, 2019
    - Substance abuse costs Connecticut employers millions of dollars every year in lost productivity and days away from work, increased healthcare costs, human resources activities, and other resource expenditures. In response, the Connecticut Department of Public Health announced this week that it has published The Opioid Crisis and Connecticut’s Workforce, a multidisciplinary white paper that challenges conventional, “punitive discipline” human resource models as ineffective in addressing complex substance abuse issues in the workforce.
  • Aug 22, 2018
    According 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, 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.
  • Aug 8, 2018
    With 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, 2018
    Electrical 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.
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