Safety & Health
Director: David Mullen
REPORT OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURY, ILLNESS OR FATALITY - FORM 173
WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY is APRIL 28, 2018
The labor movement will once again observe Workers Memorial Day on April 28, 2018, to remember workers killed or injured on the job and to renew our fight for strong safety & health protection.
The Occupational Safety & Health Act promises workers the right to a safe job and the IBEW and other unions have fought hard to make that promise a reality.
The theme of this year's Workers Memorial Day is "Safe Jobs. Every Worker's Right"
We urge you to get involved and organize actions, activities, or observances in your workplaces and communities.
2018 SPRING IBEW SAFETY CAUCUS
The 2018 IBEW Spring Safety Caucus is scheduled for Wednesday May 23, 2018 and Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center located at 5440 N River Road in Rosemont, IL. Safety issues and initiatives important to all IBEW members from all trade jurisdictions will be discussed and all locals are encouraged to send delegates.
Registration will be available through Local Connections starting Friday January 26, 2018. Registration fee is $50.00 per delegate.
Delegates can make room reservations using group code SF3 through Local Connections when registering or through this link: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49585701
If you prefer to call for reservations, phone 877-337-5793 and use group code NSC Spring Meeting.
The Caucus will begin at 1:00 pm on May 23rd and will end at 5:00 pm on May 24th.
Topics for the spring caucus include: Silica, Mental Health, Workplace Harassment, Health Hazards of RF Radiation, update on NFPA 70E and Infection Control Risk Assessment.
Please contact Director of Safety & Health at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
NEW IBEW Life Saving Award Announced
International President Lonnie Stephenson is pleased to announce a new IBEW Life Saving Award.
For many years, our Brotherhood has been extremely proud of the many members who have performed the most noble of all services – the saving of a human life. Many of our members have prepared themselves for such an emergency by taking first-aid and safety training courses.
The IBEW recognizes those that perform this honorable act with the IBEW Life Saving Award. Traditionally two types of awards have been given. A third category is now being recognized.
The IBEW Life Saving Award-Non – Member (New). This award will be presented to recognize a non-IBEW member who, by direct personal involvement, saves the life of an IBEW member.
Although here is no formal application for an IBEW Life Saving Award, all nominations shall be submitted by the president or business manager of the candidate’s local union, or in the case of the Non-Member Award, the local union of the member whose life was saved. A letter complying with the following items is the only requirement for the submission for an award.
Please click on the Life Saving Award Process PDF icon in the upper right corner of this page for the nominating process and criteria for each of the three IBEW Life Saving Awards.
About the 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 Stephenson 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 Director David Mullen at 202-728-6040 or email@example.com.
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.
Local unions are required to report serious lost time accidents and fatalities using the web based accident reporting system.