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]
Support for IBEW 1245 Member Involved in Work Related Accident
On January 7, IBEW 1245 member Jose Hernandez was the passenger in a fatal work related vehicle accident that left him with serious injuries. Brother Hernandez is a Journeyman Line Clearance Tree Trimmer with Mountain F. Enterprises and could use our support during this difficult time as he faces medical and travel expenses associated with… [Read More]
In Memoriam: Edgar Castillo
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of 6-month IBEW 1245 member Edgar Castillo of Elk Grove, who lost his life in a work vehicle accident at the age of 37 while working to support the atmospheric river event. On January 7, Castillo, a Foreman working for Mountain F. Enterprises (a subcontractor… [Read More]
Jody Castro Steps Into New Union Staff Role
IBEW 1245 is proud to announce that PG&E Diablo Business Representative Jody Castro has been promoted to the role of Safety Director. Brother Castro became an IBEW member in 2005 after beginning his career at PG&E in GC Distribution Gas. Shortly thereafter, he moved over to substation as an apprentice electrician and worked in both… [Read More]
VIDEO: Keep the Clearance / Mantenga la Distancia
An important safety message for IBEW 1245 line clearance tree workers / Un mensaje importante de seguridad para los IBEW 1245 podadores de árboles para el despeje de líneas
Safety Committee Reports: Fall, 2022
The Hold the Pull peer safety committee continues to grow, reaching almost 100 total safety stewards. The committee has had continuous involvement at the Livermore Training Facility, giving safety pitches to the new apprentice classes at PG&E, along with the apprentice training at Livermore. HTP has also been put on the agenda for troubleman training… [Read More]
In Memoriam: Jorge Soria
It is with heavy heart that IBEW Local 1245 reports the passing of 17-year IBEW 1245 member Jorge Soria, who lost his life in a workplace accident on Aug 24 at the age of 47. Brother Soria, a skilled worker with many years of line clearance tree trimming experience, was working for Davey Tree Surgery… [Read More]
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