IBEW / NECA Safety Committee Meeting
In September the 3rd quarter IBEW / NECA Safety meeting was held in Vacaville with several NECA contractors as well as representatives of Local 1245, Local 47 and the CALNEVJATC. Each group gave reports pertaining to incidents and accident within their organizations.
The meeting started on a somber note with announcement of Brandon Orozco, an apprentice lineman working out of IBEW 47, who died in a jobsite accident on Sept. 30.
Wilson Construction also went over the recent fatality they had in Oregon working for Bonneville Power administration.
There were several other discussions in this meeting from work procedure errors, foreman training, and journeyman training. FR Clothing and funding was also a topic of discussion as well as the efforts taking place to create our own industry specific crane certifying agency as discussed above.
PG&E / Contractor Safety Meeting
PG&E also held their quarterly contractor safety meeting in San Ramon in September. This meeting focused on work procedure errors (WPE). Each contractor who had a WPE in the last quarter is required to go over what happened and what steps they have taken to prevent a similar occurrence. These incidents are shared with all. They are also looking for trends and are taking things they can do as a group to prevent future WPE’s.
California Highway Patrol also attended the meeting and put on a presentation centered on distracted driving.