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IEC Member Newsletter August 14, 2020
IEC Education
NFPA 70E/ARC Flash Training Class
August 28, 2020
NFPA 70E/ARC Flash Training Class (Energized Work) Class will include 4 hours of instruction

Critique and certificate of completion for each attendee that completes the course.

Course Topics: Electrical components and their roles in electrical hazards Introduction to NFPA 70E Qualified and unqualified personnel Electrical hazards Steps in establishing an electrically safe work condition selecting personal protective equipment Questions and answers
Class presented by Pat Thomas, Thomas Loss Control, ENT.
Class limited to 40 people.
Foreman Training
September 25 - September 26, 2020


Bruce Seilhammer, former IEC National President, presents a two-day management seminar designed especially for the electrical foreman. Those who attend receive useful, up-to-date information they can use right away to save and make money, opportunities to interact with peers, a comprehensive 288-page manual, and a certificate of completion.
IEC Apprenticeship Program
IEC now accepting application for classes starting January 18, 2021. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2020.

Applications can be submitted online at: https://www.iecfwtc.org/electrical-apprenticeship-training/
Renew Your Electrical License
The state of Texas requires all licensed electricians to have a current electrical license (Master, Journeyman or Apprentice License).

4 hour Continuing Education classes for electrical license renewal are available online. 4 hour continuing education classes also held weekly at the chapter training facility. Visit our website or click the appropriate registration button below for registration and more information.
 
Online Course Registration: Online CE Course
Classroom Courses: Classroom Courses
 
Remember to log on to the TDLR website to pay the fee to renew your electrical license. IEC submits the renewal information for CE courses completed with IEC.
Happy Anniversary
IEC Member Anniversaries for August

Contractor Members:
AAA Electrical Service, Inc. - IEC member for 19 years
Acme Electric Company - IEC member for 23 years
Box Systems Electrical - IEC member for 7 years
Coty Owens Electric Service, LLC - IEC member for 15 years
Cummings Electrical, LP - IEC member for 15 years
Fox Electric, LTD - IEC member for 48 years
Intex Electrical Contractors - IEC member for 4 years
KLT Electric, LLC - IEC member for 3 years
Prism Electric, Inc. - IEC member for 14 years
Stephenville City Electric, Inc. - IEC member for 7 years
Trico Electric - IEC member for 15 years
Tutor Electrical Service, Inc. - IEC member for 26 years
Wheco Electric, Inc. - IEC member for 21 years


Associate Members:
ABB Inc. - IEC member for 5 years
Firetrol Protection Systems, Inc. - IEC member for 1 year
Five Star Ford - IEC member for 18 years
Hicks Lightning Protection - IEC member for 8 years
Hossley Lighting - IEC member for 10 years
J.L. Matthews Co., Inc. - IEC member for 5 years
Rexel Electrical Distribution - IEC member for 16 years
Summit Electric Supply - IEC member for 19 years
IEC Fall Golf Tournament
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Waterchase Golf Course
Morning Tournament
Special Thanks to our
Fall Golf Sponsors

IEC Platinum Industry Partner
Eco-Staff, LLC
Milwaukee Tool Company

IEC Gold Industry Partner
Parrish-Hare Electrical Supply
Federated Insurance

IEC Silver Industry Partner
PCL Contract Bonding Agency
Outsource
Cutlerr-Smith, PC
Swofford Electric Supply
Sunstate Equipment
Summit Electric Supply
Rexel Fort Worth

Drink Cart Sponsor
American Trades Contracting

Fall Golf Platinum Hole Sponsor
ABB Inc.
IEC 14th Annual Clay Shoot
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Defender Outdoors Clay Shooting Ranch
Morning Shoot

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors 

Lunch Sponsor
Sunstate Equipment

Platinum Sponsors
Eco-Staff, LLC
Milwaukee Tool

Target Sponsor
ABB, Inc.
Electrical Industry News and Safety
Strange Bedfellows: Low-voltage and Electrical Contractors

Ever since the dawn of IP cameras being attached to the data network, combined with the capability to add power over the same infrastructure through Power over Ethernet (PoE), the role of the low-voltage contractor has changed.

And, as more and more previously disparate building systems, including A/V, lighting, HVAC controls, and fire safety are now integrating through the IP network infrastructure, their responsibilities have expanded to include system designer, integrator, installer, and application troubleshooter.

Keep current on OSHA
Coming Soon: 2020 National Electrical Code

The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the TDLR to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas.

In 2020, TDLR will adopt the 2020 NEC as the electrical code for the state of Texas and establish it as the "minimum standard" for all electrical work in Texas covered by the Act. The proposed effective date will be September 1, 2020.
PPP Loan Eligibility and Good Faith Certification
Preparing & Responding
The time is closely approaching to submit for your PPP Loan Forgiveness! As fluid as the roll out of the program was, it is extremely important that planning and documentation are taking place. CFMA is a great resource to provide a multitude of construction financial management trainings and resources, especially as it pertains to the PPP loan. This presentation from the association highlights the most up-to-date guidelines to assist you through this process.
Reach out to IBTX if you are interested in additional info!

(Submitted by IBTX Risk Services: https://ib-tx.com/)
Group Health Plans Must Cover Some -- Not All -- COVID-19 Testing

“Part 43 of the ACA FAQs confirms private health insurance plans must cover COVID-19 testing and related services used for diagnostic purposes without cost-sharing, but excludes non-diagnostic (surveillance) testing from its scope. This means that plans may deny coverage for testing conducted solely as a return to work mandate or for other non-diagnostic purposes.”

Full Article Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 

Submitted by IBTX Risk Services: https://ib-tx.com/
Document your Business Transition Plan

Have you taken steps to ensure a smooth transition of your business after you are no longer involved? Many business owners think about what they would like to happen to their business, but fail to actually put a succession plan in place. According to a 2019 PricewaterhouseCoopers Survey, only 18 percent of family businesses have a documented transition plan in place.

So how do you create a succession plan? One of the first questions that needs to be considered is who is going to take over your business.


Article submitted by Federated Insurance
Cyber Risk Management
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 (1 PM CT)

45 minutes | Complimentary | Advance registration required

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about a security breach or incident involving the loss of sensitive data to outside influence or hackers. We will discuss several layers of risk management that help reduce a business’s exposure, as well as coverage options available to transfer this risk to an insurance carrier. Cyber crime is the fastest growing and most dynamic exposure in business today and we’ll address strategies to minimize the risk.

Recommended Participants:
Owners/Officers, Operations Management, HR Professionals, Risk Managers and IT Professionals

What you will learn:
  • Data breach and cyber crime trends, statistics and costs
  • Business responsibility pertaining to data breaches and cyber intrusions
  • Common data security concerns
  • Risk management best practices and insurance solutions

THANK YOU!
2020 INDUSTRY PARTNERS
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Contact Jo Britt jo@iecfwtc.org for additional information


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