The Insulation Contractors Association of New England (ICANE) represents the premier union commercial and industrial insulation contractors association in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The services provided by the insulation contractors include all aspects of mechanical insulation, abatement, and other specialty contracting services. In addition to being open to all contributing contractors, we invite product manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers to help our members stay on the cutting edge of the industry.
UL Passes Down Ruling on Fire-Rated Ductwork
In a recent release aimed at the HVAC ductwork and fire wrap insulation sectors, UL clarified an ongoing argument over the fire safety performance of fire rated ventilation ducts and assemblies. The key takeaways from the article are found in the document below.
OSHA Inspections Down in 2016
April 19, 2017
Given the increasing focus on safety, you would expect OSHA had a busy year. However, continuing an ongoing trend, OSHA inspections dropped to the lowest level in 20 years. This marks the 4th consecutive year that inspections have fallen. In the Northeast, inspections of construction contractors have fallen by more than 30% over the last
New Secretary of Labor
January 05, 2017
Donald Trump has selected Andy Puzder to serve as his Secretary of Labor. The CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc. which owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s is an interesting selection by Trump who had toyed with appointing Victoria Lipnic, the current head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and a former Workforce Policy Counsel to the