Whether it’s snow, sleet or ice, winter weather can cause extremely dangerous road conditions. In 2020, there were 374 fatal crashes, and an estimated 25,000 injury crashes that occurred in wintry conditions. Preparing yourself – and your vehicle – for winter weather is key.
Winter Safety Tips: 10 Ways to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls (via MSA)
The risk of slipping, tripping, and falling increases dramatically during winter months.
VIDEO: Hold the Pull — An Important Safety Message for IBEW 1245 Line Workers
In this new video, members of IBEW 1245’s “Hold the Pull” peer-to-peer safety initiative speak candidly about the critical importance of taking responsibility for our own safety and the safety of our fellow union members on the job.
In Memoriam: Jakob Stockton
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IBEW 1245 member and PG&E Vegetation Management Inspector Jakob Stockton of Redding. Stockton, 21-years old, was a two-year member of Local 1245, when he suffered a grave tragedy while changing a tire. “Jakob was an amazing son, brother and friend who left a positive… [Read More]
“Complacency Kills” — IBEW 1245 ‘Hold the Pull’ Summit Prepares Stewards to Stand Up for Safety
More than one hundred IBEW 1245 safety stewards from 15 different properties across California and Nevada, along with members of the 1245 Executive Board and staff, gathered for the annual “Hold the Pull” Safety Summit in Vacaville, California to renew their commitment to the peer-to-peer safety program that has become a national model. IBEW 1245… [Read More]
How to Overcome Safety Complacency in the Workplace (via EHSToday)
Successfully combatting complacency starts by understanding that the root cause of complacency is how the brain handles repetitive behavior. In other words, complacency is a by-product of habit.
Suicide Prevention: 5 Things You Should Know (via OSHA)
Suicide is a leading cause of death among workingage adults in the United States. It deeply impacts workers, families, and communities. Fortunately, like other workplace fatalities, suicides can be prevented. Below are 5 things to know about preventing suicide.
“I’ve Seen Death, But It’s Crazy Bringing Life Back” — IBEW 1245 members at NCPA save the life of their co-worker
It was the beginning of the workweek at NCPA’s Lodi Energy Center, which began like any other typical Monday in May for the IBEW 1245 members who work at the plant. Combustion Turbine Specialist Scott “Scotty” Aistrup was outside doing some switching; Lead Relief Operator James “Jim” Meyer, a 1245 Shop Steward, was outside by… [Read More]
New ‘988’ Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Video: ‘Control the Pressure’ Presents an Important Message About Gas Safety from IBEW 1245
“𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟, 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑤 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦.”
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