IEC is Moving the Needle on the Focus Four Hazards

IEC is Moving the Needle on the Focus Four Hazards

The focus four hazards, or fatal four, account for around 60 percent of construction worker fatalities. In 2023, IEC will focus member communications on raising awareness and providing resources to prevent the “focus four hazards”.


Arlington, VA, February 21, 2023The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is committed to helping electrical contractors stay healthy and safe. As part of this commitment, IEC has made it a priority to share best-in-class safety resources with our members and to encourage conversation around workplace safety practices.

IEC’s safety program provides our members with top-notch safety-related tools and resources to help IEC members train their workers on safety protocols that help reduce injuries on the job site.  Additionally, IEC has formed an alliance with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. IEC works with OSHA to develop compliance assistance tools, spread communication to the electrical industry on workplace hazards and prevention, and promote involvement in OSHA's cooperative programs.

IEC strives to be a leader in safety in the electrical and systems contracting industry. In 2023, IEC will continue to protect employees' health and safety through continued outreach and education.

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About Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is the premier national trade association for merit shop electrical contractors. IEC serves our membership by providing workforce development solutions to electrical contractors and electricians, including apprentice recruitment, career-long training, employee retention strategies and insights on new tools and technologies to maximize productivity. Delivering programs that support the entire career arc of an electrician, IEC delivers the core training, certification, advocacy, codes and safety standards, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities to ensure IEC members are equipped with a qualified workforce and positioned for long-term success.

There are over 50 independent chapters within the Independent Electrical Contractors Association. Each chapter works with local electrical and low-voltage contractors to assist in the development of their businesses by networking with contractors just like you. We also provide a four-year apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor with nearly 14,000 apprentices throughout the nation. Our IEC National office offers opportunities for networking across the nation with forum groups and national meetings designed to help your business grow.



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