IECX: February 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
 
 

Showcase Your Expertise – IEC Call for Presentations Now Open

IEC is calling on knowledgeable and articulate experts to share their innovative industry solutions and insights on emerging trends at the IEC Convention & Expo 2022.
 
We invite you to partner with us to bring superior quality education to our attendees by submitting proposals on how to build core skills. Examples of these skills include leadership, business management and operations, safety, and employee retention; sharing best practices and innovations; and, becoming a leader in the electrical and systems contracting industry. This year we are looking for new technology, innovation strategies, and practical topics electrical contractors can take home and implement right away.

The submissions deadline for presentation proposal submissions is April 15, 2022.  Submit your ideas for session topics or nominate your colleagues for speaking opportunities today!

 
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IEC Joins NLRB Brief on Independent Contractor Status

 

IEC recently joined an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) asking the Board to reconsider the standard for determining the independent contractor status of workers set forth in the 2019 case known as SuperShuttle DFW, Inc. In this case, the Board overruled the prior standard for determining independent contractor status' which introduced an “economic realities” test that makes it easier for workers to be considered as employees, rather than as independent contractors, and subject to the National Labor Relations Act. Given its current Democrat majority, the Board likely wants to return to the “economic realities” test, which theoretically increases the chances of employees being subject to unionization. In the brief, IEC argues that the Board should keep the standard established under SuperShuttle DFW, Inc.

 
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IEC of Greater St. Louis

Congrats to IEC of Greater St. Louis for having the opportunity to speak with its local news about IEC. This is a great way to promote and bring awareness to the IEC and recruit the next generation of electricians. We love their enthusiasm! Click here to see their news segment.

 
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IEC Foundation Scholarship Applications Open
 
The 2022 application period runs until Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST. References from employers and IEC Chapters will be accepted from students until Friday, March 4, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST. 
 
  • The Home Depot Pro Xtra 2022 Grant Cycle: February 28 - March 31, 2022, 5:00 PM EST. Learn more here
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IEC Members Can Earn 2% Cash Back 

Set your business up to earn cash back on all your store and homedepot.com purchases by signing up for Pro Xtra loyalty program. As a member of IEC, you can earn 2% annually when you spend a minimum of $12,500.

LEARN MORE

*IEC members must be signed up for Pro Xtra using the agreement code IEC and spend a minimum of $12,500 to be eligible for a rebate. The rebate period is from January 1 through December 31, with rebate payments issued within 60 days after the program end date. For more information on the Pro Xtra program, visit homedepot.com/c/ProXtra_TermsandConditions
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Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship
 
It’s back! Our Platinum Partner, Graybar is once again offering the Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship for students pursuing a career in the construction trades. The scholarship awards up to $1,000 per year and may be renewed for a second year, for a total of up to $2,000. 

Learn more about the scholarship and who is eligible to apply here
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Partner Resources for Members
Our platinum partner Federated Insurance provides electrical contractors with customized insurance plans, bonding and risk management services designed for the industry, and a variety of educational resources to IEC members like those featured below.
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Powered Industrial Trucks Design Standard Update
 
OSHA recently proposed updating the design and construction requirements of the powered industrial trucks standards for general industry and construction. 

View the full Federal Register Notice here. 

IEC National Staff List
The latest contact list for the IEC National Staff is now available for downloading here.

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 anyone with this expertise, please email David Hittinger, Director of Codes and Standards.

NHTSA: Early Estimates of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rate Report

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) previously issued a report on projected traffic fatalities and fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by sub-categories for the first half of 2020 (Early Estimates of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rate by Sub-Categories Through June 2020). Read the full report here

 
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