When Marine Corps veteran and 22-year IBEW 1245 member Kenny Meyer returned to his job at PG&E in 2006, after serving two tours of duty — first as Homeland Security, followed by a combat mission in Iraq — he wasn’t the same guy that his co-workers once knew. He was angry, moody and sleep deprived,… [Read More]
PG&E is placing extra focus on its electric-equipment inspections after two years of devastating wildfires caused by power lines. Most of southern Marin County is located in a high fire-threat zone.
General Safety There was some discussion on the topic of water jugs and the problems associated with them. Here is a snippet from the CalOSHA regulation on drinking water in the work place. This can be found in Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders (Group 2. Safe Practices and Personal Protection, Article 9. Sanitation) (c)… [Read More]
All three of IBEW 1245’s Peer-to-Peer safety groups have being working with Local 77 in Washington State to help build a program for their jurisdiction. We have made appearances at their kickoff meetings in Seattle, Spokane, and Euphrata. These meetings have been well attended and their membership seems extremely engaged in what their local is… [Read More]
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]