The regulations require that employers implement a site-specific written COVID-19 prevention program to address COVID-19 health hazards, correct unsafe or unhealthy conditions and provide face coverings. When there are multiple COVID-19 infections or outbreaks at the worksite, employers must provide COVID-19 testing and notify public health departments. The regulations also require accurate recordkeeping and reporting… [Read More]
Seventeen-year IBEW 1245 member Fred Aboud has joined the IBEW 1245 staff as a Business Rep. He will be working with members in Outside Construction, as well as 1245’s peer-to-peer safety programs. Aboud began his utility career as a line apprentice at Sierra Pacific Power Company (now NV Energy). He became a journeyman in 2008… [Read More]
This page includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
In early September, IBEW 1245 members from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) teamed up for a joint “Train-the-Trainer” program on transmission tower climbing and rescue techniques. While SMUD is a municipal utility, and WAPA is federal (part of the Department of Energy), both are represented by IBEW… [Read More]
As part of PG&E’s Safety Infrastructure Protection Team (SIPT), IBEW 1245 members Ashton Aaron Hodge and Trevor Dirksen were among the first on the scene when the CZU Lightning Complex Fire broke out in the mountains near Santa Cruz. They’d been working the fire for three days when Hodge learned that his own neighborhood, situated… [Read More]
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a set of decisions that directly impacts our health and our rights. The Board currently consists of four members, three of whom were appointed by President Trump. In a series of memos, the Board ruled that employers have no obligation to bargain with unions on issues… [Read More]
On July 8, IBEW 1245 member Dave Worstein was in Corcoran, California at work on a high speed rail project underway there, when his day became anything but ordinary. Worstein has 40 years in the trade at PG&E, and he’s currently contracting for Canus. His job involves inspecting underground vaults and conduits so that overhead… [Read More]