IEC Member Newsletter Jauary 15, 2021
Welcome 2021 Board of Directors
David Babcock (Humphrey & Associates, Inc.) administered the oath of office to the 2021 officers and directors.

Pictured L-R
Coty Owens, (Coty Owens Electric Service, LLC) - Director
Robert Walker (Acme Electric Company) - President
Ron Canion ( R & L Electric, Inc.) - First Vice President
Anthony Horn (Horn Electric) - Director
Buddy Langer (Cable Electric, Inc.) - Director
Paul Lowke (Parrish-Hare Electrical Supply) - Director
Alex Nantz (A.B. Electric Company) - Second Vice President
Steve Humphrey, Jr. (Humphrey & Associates, Inc.) - Director

Additional members of the board (not pictured):

Doug Green (E-MC Electrical Services) - Director
Brian Jordan (HEC Electrical Contractors) - Secretary Treasurer
Wes Shahan (Fox Electric, LTD) - Director
Brandon Walker (Echo Electrical Services, Inc.) - Director
IEC Staff Update
Hank Strittmatter
IEC Vice President of Education

The IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter announces Henry "Hank" Strittmatter as the Vice President of Education. Because our high school program's growth, Hank will spearhead working with the high schools, apprenticeship recruiting and all other educational programs IEC offers. Read More

Casey Hunzeker
IEC Training Director

IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter announces Casey Hunzeker's hiring, fourth-year instructor, as the new Training Director. Casey has extensive experience in the electrical industry, especially in business management, project management, business relations, safety management, and coaching and mentoring. Read More
Keep current on OSHA

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Feb. 17th 11:30-1:30 I-9 Compliance and Proper Employee Classification- It's a new year and the right time to make sure that your company is compliant with federal requirements for work authorization verification and I-9 forms. You will learn best practices for surviving an ICE audit, top I-9 Form mistakes and how to avoid them, and why it is important to review your processes and perform a self-audit.

In addition, you'll get a very timely update on enforcement processes and the federal government's current approach to prosecution of serial offenders - it's a big deal!

March 17th Cyber Risk 11:30-1:30-
Learning Points:
Understand your risks - what is our exposure and what is the likely impact? Is minimum compliance enough to prevent this?
Build the right strategy - identify the vulnerabilities and build the roadmap that gets you to "secure enough" without breaking the bank.
Implement - the right tools, the right process, the right training in perfect harmony- secure without crushing productivity and profits

What will be taken away:
Attendees will gain a deeper appreciation for how easily compromises occur, and the gravity of today's threats from Russia to the coworker. A table-top exercise will help quantify and prioritize cyber risks in each attendee's organization. Attendees will be better equipped to assess actions needed to strengthen the cyber defense posture of their organizations using actionable takeaways including a self-assessment template and free scan made available to all attendees to determine if their passwords are compromised and for sale on the dark web.

If you are interested in either of these seminars, please email to have your email added to the signup list. Seminars are $35 each and include a boxed lunch. All seminars are held at Cutler Smith’s conference center. Park Central 7.
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Complimentary Webinar
Common OSHA Citations:
What Employers Should Know
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (1:00 PM CT)
45 minutes | Complimentary | Advance registration required
Each year, OSHA releases a summary of their list of Top Ten workplace safety violations. This webinar will take a look at OSHA’s Top Ten violations in 2020. More importantly, however, we will focus on risk management policies, procedures, and training resources to implement and help reduce employee accidents and injuries!

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Benefits Compliance in 2021: Preparing for a New Year
Join Acrisure’s Deborah Hyde on January 21 at 2:00pm CST to learn about the most recent developments affecting group health plans and to gain practical insights into the year ahead. During this webinar, examine the continued impact of COVID-19 on group health plan compliance, make informed predictions about the new federal administration’s goals and priorities, analyze important court decisions impacting the Affordable Care Act, and review recurring compliance requirements under federal and state mandates.
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