Independent Electrical Contractors of New England
Empowering Electricians Since 1968.
1800 Silas Deane Hwy, Rear Building
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Jun 20, 2018
As the temperatures heat up, it’s time to review your warm weather safety standards for your electrical crew. While it’s important to stay on track while on working on projects or completing service calls for customers, you have a responsibility to protect your workers from exposure to temperature extremes. OSHA makes it easy for you to remember your responsibilities in this area, which come down to the organization’s three chosen keywords: Water, Rest, and Shade.

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  • Jun 15, 2018
    Bradford Wills June 11, 2018 Each year, arc faults are responsible for more than 28,000 home fires, injuring or killing hundreds of people and causing more than $700 million in property damage1. Yet, arc fault circuit protection is still only mandated for 70 percent of a home’s electrical circuits. To get closer to 100 percent protection, consumers need to demand it, and electrical contractors need to get on board.
  • Jun 6, 2018
    Good safety practice requires that workers take responsibility for their own safety and that of their co-workers. But it’s also important that organizations empower them to do so.
  • May 16, 2018
    If you’ve never seen an arc flash firsthand, you may not realize just how destructive they can be. An arc flash can cause significant damage to electrical systems, start fires and cause injuries or even deaths. You don’t even have to be caught by the arc itself for this to occur; damage radiates out from the arc, and the air surrounding an arc flash can become as hot as the surface of the sun!
  • Apr 4, 2018
    Outfitting employees with appropriate footwear reduces injuries. Protecting employees’ feet with good industrial footwear cuts lost work hours, improves productivity, and heightens morale.
  • Mar 28, 2018
    For a business owner, workers’ comp insurance is an inevitable necessity. But by learning how the system works, you will be able to comfortably have a handle on what you are paying for, what affects your annual premium, and how to better manage and plan for unforeseen events.
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