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]
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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]
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On July 6, 2022, fifty IBEW 1245 safety stewards in the Control the Pressure (CTP) Peer-to-Peer Safety Committee met for a Safety Summit at the Sunrise Center in Vacaville, California. The summit marks the first in-person gathering in two years since the onset of the pandemic. Safety Committee members Leo Lopez, I&R Tech from San… [Read More]
Recently, IBEW 1245 Health and Safety Committee members Mike Tafoya, Dan Boschee, Steve Speak and I attended the IBEW Safety Caucus in Tempe, AZ. There were some great breakout sessions and information that I would like to share. This incredible presentation from Ken Lynch (A Moment in Time) and Tom Harkins (A Secondary Impact) describes… [Read More]
IBEW 1245’s Hold the Pull (HTP) and Regulate the Voltage (RTV) Peer-to-Peer Safety Committees met at the IBEW 1245 Union Hall on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 and Wednesday, June 8, 2022 respectively to advance planning for how to magnify 1245’s safety message across our jurisdiction. IBEW 1245 Business Manager Bob Dean kicked off the meetings,… [Read More]