Altec is recalling certain 2003-2019 Altec DL/DM, DL/DMB, and DC Digger Derrick vehicles. An investigation found that the pedestal tube welds may crack over time under severe use or abuse.
The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 887 workers died in falls in 2017 — the most since the agency started tracking job-related fatalities nearly three decades ago. Those deaths from falls accounted for more than 17 percent of all job-related fatalities that year, also a record. In construction, the rate was… [Read More]
SAN DIEGO—Today, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) voted to direct staff to further explore the complexities (size, voltage) and potential risks involved in installing battery energy storage systems (BESS) and to draft regulatory language the Board would consider at a later time. Current regulations require a C-10 electrical contractor’s license to install battery energy… [Read More]
All three of IBEW 1245’s Peer-to-Peer safety groups traveled to IBEW Local 77 in Seattle to a second George Brooks Safety Initiative Safety Summit. The summit was held on Saturday October 10, with 25-30 members who came on their own time to participate. It was a great day of speakers and breakout sessions. Our Peer… [Read More]
In 2018, the IBEW 1245 Keep the Clearance peer committee set a goal to surpass close call reporting of 104 close calls reported in 2017. That effort included focusing on events and locations where tree trimmers were present and asking them to report close call incidents anonymously. Close calls are not classified as accidents since… [Read More]
Members of IBEW 1245’s Hold the Pull peer safety committee took an opportunity to speak to a group of Local 1245 members who were meeting at a Union Network Member Experience (UNME) conference on Oct, 24, 2018. The HTP committee took a break during their bi-monthly meeting and shared their thoughts on the reasons they joined… [Read More]
On September 22, an IBEW 1245 line crew from Rockstad Power was wrapping up work after a routine pole change-out when their day took an unexpected turn. As the crew was heading back to the Ukiah yard from Lakeport, they spotted a small brush fire, which apparently started when a pickup truck had lost its… [Read More]