IECX: April 2022
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  • IEC National Industry Recognition Committee Retreat: August 7-9, 2022; Nashville, TN
  • IEC National Codes & Standards/Safety Summit: August 15-17, 2022; Houston, TX
  • IEC Convention + Expo 2022: October 5-8, 2022; Louisville, KY
Registration for SPARK: Power Tomorrow opens next week! Make sure to check your email for details of early-bird pricing. We can't wait to see you in Louisville!
IEC's Virtual Hill Day 
The 2022 IEC Virtual Hill Day is your opportunity to connect with members of Congress and their DC-based staff on IEC’s priority issues during May and June through digital platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. Learn more about Virtual Hill Day, access planning resources, and more here.
Operation Graduation 2022

Over the next few months, hundreds of IEC apprentices will graduate across the United States, and IEC will celebrate their hard work, accomplishments, and bright futures through Operation Graduation.


Schneider Equipment Grant

Congratulations to all the 2022 Schneider Equipment Grant Award Recipients!

  • Southern New Mexico IEC
  • IEC of the Bluegrass
  • IEC Middle Tennessee
  • IEC Florida East Coast
  • IEC of Southern Colorado Chapter
  • Central Pennsylvania Chapter IEC
  • IEC of Greater Cincinnati
  • Northern Nevada IEC
  • IEC Atlanta, IEC Chesapeake
  • IEC Georgia
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter of IEC
  • San Antonio IEC
  • IEC Florida West Coast
  • IEC of Montana
  • IEC of Oregon
  • Midwest IEC
  • IEC of Kentucky & Southern Indiana
Congrats to Southwire 
In late March, our Premier Partner, Southwire, signed a deal to open office space at The Battery Atlanta in Cobb County adjacent to Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. The office space is roughly 23,000 square feet of offices, meeting rooms, workstations, and multipurpose. 
Southwire will now be a proud electrical products manufacturing partner of the Atlanta Braves!
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Support the Advancement of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) with IEC

IEC is now seeking recommendations for dedicated and knowledgeable industry professionals who are interested in contributing to the revisions of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), also known as American National Standard C2.

As volunteers, these individuals will be expected to participate in meetings as assigned by the chair of the committee within the year of the revision cycle. If you are interested in this meaningful volunteer leadership opportunity, have questions, or if you know of someone with this expertise, please email David Hittinger, Director of Codes and Standards.


OSHA National Safety Stand-Down


May 2-6, 2022 is the official Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". Get details about hosting a Stand-Down event, access helpful resources, and learn more about Safety Stand Downs here.

As a reminder, anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job-specific hazards. Check out some Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs.
Safe + Sound Week

Mark your calendars! OSHA's annual Safe + Sound Week will take place August 15-21, 2022. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each year that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. Learn more here.  

May Is National Electrical Safety Month

In celebration of National Electrical Safety Month, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is excited to announce the launch of their campaign materials and theme, “Energy Resilience.” This year’s materials examine how emerging technology, including photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, can provide energy resilience to homes and businesses.


ESFI has provided a collection of resources and safety tips you can use to promote electrical safety and National Electrical Safety Month in your chapters, community, and workplace to help further spread awareness.

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