Control the Pressure
CTP had a busy 2017 putting on over 30 presentations at GC and Division yards all around the PG&E system. The program currently has 49 safety stewards and is working on developing new content for their presentation to keep it fresh. They continue to do presentations at the PG&E gas worker school and GSR school. CTP has been tracking their CAP items and their progress through the system for adequate correction, and has also established a sub-committee to address procedural issues in hopes of presenting them to PG&E to effect change.
Hold the Pull
HTP recently had the privilege of traveling to local 1547 in Alaska to participate and present at their Shop/Safety Steward conference. The event was well put-together and they were very appreciative that we could be there. HTP gave their presentation to the Safety Steward group on the second day during the breakout sessions. Their message was well-received and the group was very attentive.
HTP will continue to present at the Livermore Training Center for the OH 1 apprentice group.
HTP will be tackling the PG&E GC groups, starting with the North regions. Hopefully it will go well, and the supervisors from those areas will spread the word about our message. We also hope to pick up some safety stewards, as we are lacking the GC area. HTP currently has 52 safety stewards
HTP is in the process of creating a new video for their presentations, to bring a new fresh look after eight years.
Keep the Clearance
The KTC committee has recently been decimated, due to several members moving into management or other jobs or companies not associated with the IBEW. The group is down to only four committee members, but we will be holding a prospective committee member training on Feb. 2, 2018 to assess the interest and intentions of safety stewards who wish to be on the committee. We already have seven prospective new members who will be attending. The idea is to identify members who are dedicated to the IBEW and their craft’s safety, and provide them with training on how to deliver their message in front of a group, as well as effective communication skills.
The KTC group has completed a round of six presentations with all the Trees Inc. yards, and will be doing more presentations for Family Tree and Davey later this year. Still no participation from Wright Tree, Utility Tree or Mountain Enterprises. KTC currently has 40 safety stewards.
All of the Peer-to-Peer programs are always looking for places to go and present their message. If you would like them to come to your yard, please reach out to your business representative or contact Casey Kelley or Richard Lane.