- SPARK: Power Tomorrow: October 5-8, 2022, Louisville, KY
- IEC Business Summit: January 29-February 1, 2023, Nashville, TN
The Livewire Committee encourages you and your members to begin bidding on exciting items that are now live and open until October 7th, with proceeds going to support educational activities for IEC apprentices. Make sure you purchase your tickets at $100 each for an opportunity to win the grand prize $2,500 travel voucher for your next trip anywhere in the world! The more tickets you buy the higher your chances of winning! All items can be accessed HERE.
Meet JJ Yeley and NASCAR #66 at SPARK!
Thanks to Florida West Coast Chapter, driver JJ Yeley and NASCAR #66 will be on the Expo Hall floor on Thursday, October 6, autographing hero cards at 1:00 PM. Get your FREE Expo Hall pass and enjoy the special features on the floor.
The IEC Volt Wagon
The breakthrough "lab on wheels" will make its official debut at SPARK: Power Tomorrow
, and will be awarded to a chapter or member whose raffle ticket is drawn from all those sold leading up to the event.
Central Pennsylvania IEC Transforms to IEC Pennsylvania
The newly established statewide chapter with the exception of three counties has fully rebranded with a new website and logo and is ready to grow the IEC brand throughout the commonwealth. Check out the press release and visit the new chapter's website.
IEC Southern Colorado Sees High Apprenticeship Enrollment
Congratulations to IEC Southern Colorado Chapter for the high enrollment in its apprenticeship program this fall! Your efforts to meet the demand and dedication to your apprentices do not go unnoticed. Read about the chapter's success HERE.
Tee Off with Us at the IECF Golf Tournament at SPARK
The IEC Foundation will be hosting a golf tournament on October 4th at the Wildwood Country Club during SPARK! The fee is $195 per person, plus clubs' rental. The tournament starts at 8:30 AM, with breakfast and registration at 7:30 AM. A luncheon and awards reception will follow the tournament. For more information, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up for a Draw? IEC Foundation Raffle
The IEC Foundation will be holding a drawing for a GREENLEE 855GX INTELLIBENDER. The drawing will be held at the SPARK: Power Tomorrow Expo Happy Hour on October 6th at 5:15 PM. The IEC Chapter that sells the most tickets will receive five free entries to the raffle! Plus, the winner does not need to be present at SPARK to win. To participate in this raffle, click HERE.
Siemens First to Receive UL Listing for 120-Volt, Single Pole Solid-state Circuit Breaker
Siemens is the first to receive UL listing for a 120-volt, single pole solid-state circuit breaker. It offers greater safety and reliability, operates with passive heat management, and is made of fully recyclable materials. These devices are designed for use in residential, commercial, and light industrial applications. Read more HERE.
NEW NPP Partner: Projul
NPP now partners with Projul - The #1 rated Construction Management Software solution. NPP members receive 20% off Projul annual subscriptions or 10% off monthly subscriptions. Projul is an all-in-one construction management software that growing construction companies use to scale their business. Read more HERE.
Milwaukee Tool Launches Full System of BOLT™ Eye and Face Protection
BOLT™ is the first system that allows users to secure accessories simultaneously for a complete head protection solution. Eye Visors, Polycarbonate Face Shields, Metal Mesh Face Shields, and a specially designed BOLT™ REDLITHIUM™ USB Headlamp are joining the BOLT™ safety lineup. This new expansion of head protection accessories showcases Milwaukee’s dedication to helping keep users safe and productive.
Visit ABB Booth #451 at SPARK!
This is your chance to tour ABB’s award-winning #PowerBetter roadshow truck, chat with our product experts, and view the industry’s most comprehensive one-line construction package available today. Find more information HERE
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View the Latest Issue of IEC Insights
The September-October issue of IEC Insights is filled with stories of interesting people doing interesting things! Stories of people like you who work daily in the field of electrical contracting:
- Ohio Valley Electric’s journey to becoming an employee-owned company
- IEC Emerging Leaders and their development of the IEC Volt Wagon
- Four powerful speakers for SPARK 2022
- IEC efforts to attract and assist the next generation of electrical contractors
- Dynamic Apprentice of the Year competitors
- Equipment grants, arc fault circuit interrupters, NASCAR and IEC, project pipeline, sales representatives, contamination-sensitive environments, and job-site safety.
Workplace Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
September is Suicide Prevention Month and is an opportunity to raise awareness and provide support in protecting the mental health of America’s workers. OSHA provides resources and more information at: osha.gov/preventingsuicides.
OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ List of Most Frequently Cited Standards
The standards that comprise the Top 10 remained unchanged from FY 2021, with some movement within their ranking. Hazard Communication, which ranked fifth in FY 2021, climbed three spots to No. 2, with Respiratory Protection, Ladders and Scaffolding rounding out the top five.
- Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,749
- Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,556
- Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,401
- Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,370
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