IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – March 27
We’ve made it through another week of probably many firsts for each of us! Some may be mundane, such as not going out to eat all week, while others may have learned a completely new skill, such as hosting a Zoom webinar, which I did this week.
The Zoom webinar that we provided on Thursday was on “Practical Industrial Hygiene in the Construction Environment Regarding COVID-19” and you can view it here. (there is a 45 second lag before the video begins). We also provided a Site-Specific Industrial Hygiene and Safety Procedures that is also on our website.
Next Wednesday, April 1st at Noon, IEC Atlanta/Georgia will provide a live webinar on “Construction Downturn Strategies” hosted by IEC Partner Member Adam Cooper from Ascent Consulting. Watch for the invitation to be sent out soon.
Because electrical work has been deemed an essential industry we have escaped the “state-at-home” notices. You can use the Essential Worker Template here to give to your workers if they are stopped by law enforcement for not obeying the notice. This is also available on our website with all of our COVID-19 resources at www.iecatlantaga.org/
IEC National provided a fantastic podcast this week on “How Will COVID-19 Impact the Electrical Industry“ that I highly recommend you take the time to review. Economist Anirban Basu notes an unusual V-shaped market reaction and steep recovery due to a Supply Shock of the market, versus a Demand Shock, as in the Great Recession.
2020 Code Changes class is currently being developed online to assure that all of our members can receive their required CEUs by June and also get the required information for the new 2020 NEC. This will be offered FREE to all of our members! Watch for future notices it becomes available. The 4-hour online CEU classes that are part of the Comprehensive Code Class will be available next week.
To help all citizens in need right now, IEC will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the IEC on Friday, April 10th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You may sign-up online here. Of course, proper safety protocols will be strictly followed.
We are seeing a number members loaning workers, along with a few lay-offs, therefore it is very important that you keep IEC informed of your workforce needs by replying to this email or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to talk with us about how we can assist you in these challenging times – we are here for you!
Niel Dawson & the IEC Staff