Safety & Health
Director: David Mullen
About the Safety & Health Department:
The Safety and Health Department is assigned responsibilities related to safety and health involving all trade jurisdictions of the IBEW. The department’s primary focus is occupational safety, although home, community, and personal safety and health issues frequently require departmental attention.
Regular department duties include:
- maintaining a database of IBEW member related on-the-job accidents, including reporting significant accident trends to OSHA and other government agencies
Local unions are required to report serious lost time accidents and fatalities using the web based accident reporting system
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- processing IBEW Life Saving Awards submitted by local unions
- representing IBEW interests on national consensus committees relevant to IBEW member safety and health such as the National Safety Council, ANSI & NFPA
- serve as the liaison for the IBEW to OSHA, MSHA, FAA and other government agencies responsible for safety and health matters affecting IBEW members
- coordinate common safety and health interests with the AFL-CIO, the Building and Construction Trades, and affiliated unions
- coordinate safety and health issue with others departments in the International Office
- responding to local union requests associated with safety and health topics
IBEW Safety Caucus
The IBEW convenes an exclusive IBEW-only safety caucus twice yearly. Both meetings are held in conjunction with the National Safety Council Labor Division’s regularly scheduled meetings - first in the spring, and again in the fall. The spring meeting program is set for one and a half days, and because of time constraints the fall meeting program is scheduled for one day. The safety caucus provides the 100-plus IBEW members that regularly attend the caucus necessary time to discuss issues that are critical in furthering occupational safety and health for IBEW members.
International President Hill continues to affirm the commitment from his office to the future of the caucus, and directs delegates to align their focus toward an advisory role to the international office on safety matters affecting IBEW members.
For more information about the meetings or the NSC, you may contact IBEW Safety Caucus Chairperson Twana McFann at (614) 645-7179, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.