John Kent has announced that he will be leaving the peer-to-peer initiative in early November, after stewarding all three peer programs for 2 ½ years. Kent ushered the program into its next phase by expanding the program through speaking engagements throughout the Local 1245 jurisdiction, as well as nationally at IBEW locals in in Alaska,… [Read More]
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Over the past two months, each IBEW 1245 unit was tasked with voting on two amendments to the Local Union Bylaws related to new and improved accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and death benefits available to members and their families. View the details here. The final unit meeting vote took place on September 27, 2016…. [Read More]
Dan Boschee (Frontier Communications) Frontier is currently doing CPR and First Aid training. Sean Stevens (SMUD) An employee was walking down steep stairs and was injured pulling out his knee. There was also a vehicle accident involving a SMUD vehicle, resulting in a fatality. The vehicle was making a left turn and hit an… [Read More]
Hold the Pull: HTP continues to give presentations at the PG&E apprentice and pre-apprentice classes in Livermore. On August 16, Dane Moore and Mike Van Egmond met with a group of 16 pre-apprentices along with two members from SMUD, one of which will be selected to replace outgoing HTP member Spike Roberts, who recently retired from SMUD…. [Read More]
Test results indicate inconsistencies in the performance ratings of these industrial garments, and some of the garments may not currently meet the requirements of NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E.
IBEW Local 1245 Business Representatives were recently informed of a case of Valley Fever from a PG&E lineman who went undiagnosed for several months. The member, Aaron Tulchinsky, was not aware of the health risk associated with Valley Fever in the Central Valley, and spoke up to the union because he wants other members to… [Read More]
When PG&E introduced the 24/7 Nurse Report Line four years ago, the goal was to do what many other companies across the United States have been working to do: improve access to timely, quality care and reduce the cost of injury care. The concept of the 24/7 Nurse Report Line is to address an injury… [Read More]
The Local 1245 Health and Safety committee submitted two fatalities and six serious injuries to the International Organization dating back to September of 2015. The fatalities related to a PG&E electrical struck-by on September 30 and a Wright Tree Service tree trimmer fall death on December 30. The serious injuries varied from gas worker arc flash… [Read More]