All the Peer-to-Peer Safety Summits for Hold the Pull, Control the Pressure and Keep the Clearance have been cancelled for this year. With the pandemic progressing it looks like we will have to wait a while before we are able to gather in the numbers we would like to see. The committees will be considering… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 Health and Safety Committee is reporting the following incidents: Two Tree crew incidents where the crew thought the tree was small enough that they didn’t need a rope or didn’t need to secure the rope they had in the tree. Both incidents were younger foremen, and both resulted in the tree… [Read More]
For more than three months, we have been working with our members and signatory employers on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. After several encouraging weeks, we are seeing record numbers of new infections in California and Nevada. It is not a disease to be taken lightly. Transmission of the mutated virus is frighteningly easy, and there is… [Read More]
Some PG&E hydro generation employees work in and around fast-moving waterways every day – and for them, getting wet is part of the job. “For those of us that are working in power gen, we never know when we might be in the water,” explained IBEW 1245 member and Power Gen Safety Team chairman John… [Read More]
A list of general COVID-19 resources grouped by agency, a section with resources on reopening workplaces, and additional industry-specific COVID-19 resources grouped by industry. It includes a table of contents. As with previous versions, it is intended as a resource and is not comprehensive.
These products have the potential to contain the presence of methanol (wood alcohol). Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
It’s with great sorrow that we announce the passing of two IBEW members — IBEW Local 676 Journeyman Lineman Jimmy Wasdin, age 41, and IBEW Local 1245 Fourth Step Apprentice Lineman Travis Shull, age 29 — who lost their lives in a workplace accident near Fairfield, CA on June 2, 2020. Details are still emerging,… [Read More]
It did not start like all gas leaks. A Livermore GSR was dispatched to a next tag gas leak turned in by a PG&E Meter Tech at 6001 Sunol Blvd. in Pleasanton. When the GSR, Matt “Mr. Nice Guy” Davis, arrived, the notes directed him to building C near a loading dock on a campus… [Read More]