Independent Electrical Contractors of New England
Empowering Electricians Since 1968.

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. 

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Upcoming Events and Classes

  Date Time Event Location City Registration
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 10/20/18 7:30am 2018 CT Continuing Education ~ Late Class (missed 9/30 deadline) IEC New England, Instructor: Denis Vaillancourt Rocky Hill Register
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 10/29/18 4:00pm Business Law Review ~ For Those Taking Their E1 Licensing Exam Business Law Review ~ IEC New England Rocky Hill Register
Sat, Nov 3, 2018 11/3/18 7:30am E1/E2 Technical Refresher Prep Class IEC New England Rocky Hill Register
Wed, Nov 7, 2018 11/7/18 4:00pm IEC New England Board of Directors Meeting IEC New England Office Rocky Hill Call for Details
Tue, Nov 13, 2018 11/13/18 7:30am Bonding for Jobs ~ Free for IEC Members! Bonding for Jobs ~ Free for IEC Members! ~ IEC New England Rocky Hill Register
Wed, Nov 14, 2018 11/14/18 5:30pm Annual Meeting Maneeley’s Restaurant South Windsor Register

Latest News From IEC

  • 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. The approved Codes are as follows:
  • 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.
  • Jul 17, 2018
    IN 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, 2018
    Electrical 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.
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