The Safety Straight Talk Series

During the month of May, IEC is pleased to present a series of webinars laser-focused on health and safety on the jobsite. The Safety Straight Talk Series will provide IEC members with the latest information on staying safe on the job delivered by electrical industry thought leaders who will present on protecting your hands, GFCI, OSHA, complacency on the job, and much more.

Register for these amazing, career-building webinars today and up your safety game in May!

May 17, 2021, 3 p.m.

Recent Rule Changes for GFCI Protection

Join IEC and Thomas Domitrovich, electrical engineer with Eaton, for an in-depth Q&A session about the rule changes that effect GFCI Protection.

May 18, 2021, 3 p.m.

The Biological Basis of Complacency

Complacency is often attributed to an employee’s mental or emotional state, so the advice for tackling it often revolves around reminding employees to think about what they’re doing or creating a better safety culture so employees won’t take any shortcuts to begin with. It’s advice that relies heavily on fixing employees’ sense of responsibility and attention to details. This presentation reviews the neurological process that leads to complacency, shares the results of a survey of OSH professionals on the scope of complacency in their organizations, and reveals what OSH professionals say has actually worked for them in reducing the prevalence of complacency in their organization.

May 24, 2021, 3 p.m.

Making Sense of Current Hand Protection Standards

According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were over 121,800 hours lost on the jobsite in 2017 due to hand injuries. For those who seek medical treatment for these types of injuries, it can cost an average of $22,384. Within these cases, 70% of the hand injuries occurred when users were not wearing gloves to protect themselves while working. While hand injuries are some of the most common injuries on jobsites, they are also some of the most preventable. There are multiple factors that need to be considered when protecting your hands; cut-resistance, impact-resistance, and back-of-hand protection at the forefront.

May 25, 2021, 3 p.m.

A Look at OSHA Under the Biden Administration

Since January 20, 2021 President Biden has been inaugurated, Marty Walsh has been confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor, Jim Frederick has been installed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSHA, and the U.S. Senate is split 50-50 with ties going to the Democrats through vice president Kamala Harris. Join IEC and Ogletree Deakins for a review of the top legislative, regulatory, and enforcement issues involving OSHA and the Biden administration. Learn what this means for the industry, workers, and safety and health programs.

May 26, 2021, 3 p.m.

Amp Your Safety Score: Tips & Solutions to Help Keep Employees Safe and Your Business OHSA-Compliant

Five safety solution pros from Sonepar distribution companies discuss how to achieve an OSHA-compliant work environment with a safety-first mindset. Get tips on how to approach safety considerations at your worksite and how to enlist pros to seamlessly support specific safety needs. Case examples will be discussed. Safety management is easier and more accessible than you think.

May 27, 2021, 3 p.m.

Risk Managing Your Fleet — Leadership and Changing Behavior

Driving-related incidents continue to be a massive problem for businesses, and our society as a whole. With a fresh approach toward the continued efforts to reduce driving-related incidents, this presentation discusses the role of leadership within a company, and how that relates to changing and improving driving behaviors. Join us for this webinar, and we will give you some unique concepts to take back to your businesses to fine-tune and implement. Do not wait for a tragedy to occur before taking action; commit to making a difference right now.



5/18/21 - 5/27/21
  • 5/18/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/19/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/20/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/21/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/22/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/23/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/24/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/25/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/26/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 5/27/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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