Hold the Pull is IBEW 1245’s groundbreaking peer-to-peer program that seeks to motivate IBEW members in the electrical field to promote safety through mutual support and protection on the job. The goal of the Hold the Pull initiative is for all workers to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their crewmates. On… [Read More]
It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.
The power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.
On March 24, members of IBEW 1245’s the three Peer-to-Peer safety programs traveled to Spokane, Washington to participate in what is hoped to be the birth of a new peer safety program at IBEW Local 77. Hold the Pull Committee Chairmen Mike Van Egmond Keep the Clearance Chair Carlos Rodriguez and Control the Pressure Chair… [Read More]
Rich Lane (IBEW 1245 Business Representative) January: We discussed rules surrounding the addition of four synthetic opioids that became DOT-regulated on Jan. 1, 2018. PG&E has issued an advisory to its employees, and IBEW has placed information on the website concerning safety sensitive classifications affected by the change. February: We handed out information to the… [Read More]
PG&E Electric Line Crew Foreman Danny Perez and Lineman Aaron Minnick have a combined 51 years on the job. In all those years, neither one has ever had to use their CPR/First Aid training in an emergency before. But that changed on Tuesday, April 3. Perez and Minnick, along with Apprentice Lineman Ben Hubbell, were… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 is proud to participate in the NSC Labor Division. To get involved, contact Rich Lane at email@example.com.
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… [Read More]