by Gary Bonker | on Apr 10, 2017

Being Prepared isn't Doing the Minimum

While you are planning your job at hand and checking the Accident Prevention Manual (APM) or OSHA regulations, please remember that these guidelines are the minimum you are required to do. You can...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 02, 2017

Terror at the Department of Labor

I can't imagine being a US DOL employee right now, it really has to suck. Of all the Federal Departments that Trump is terrorizing, dismantling, defunding, censoring and flat out destroying -...

by Press and Media | on Jan 19, 2017

Utility deaths make national headlines

By Samantha Schmidt of the Washington PostWhen a utility worker in Key Largo, Fla., noticed that a section of a paved street was not settling properly, he decided to remove a...

by Brian Young | on Sep 16, 2016

By those who know

When you go to work, everyone expects to be able to go home at night.  For those who work in dangerous jobs in the building trades, emergency services and other dangerous professions, this isn...

by Guest Post | on Aug 19, 2016

Protection for employees prone to assault

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will strengthen protections for employees who are prone to assault. The measure elevates assaults on utility workers (S2251-A / A4738-...

by Gary Bonker | on Jul 27, 2016

Preventing serious accidents

We recently attended a 3rd District Workshop in July. These meetings are a free exchange of information, questions and ideas between Business Managers of IBEW Local Unions in the 3rd District. Topics...

by Brian Young | on Jun 02, 2016

Wearable tech at work

When many people think of wearable technology the first thing that they think of is an Apple Watch, Google glasses, a Go Pro or a Fitbit.  While those fun toys were developed to benefit the tech...

by Alexis Barrau | on May 20, 2016

May is Electric Safety Month

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1049 hosted their annual Electric Safety Day for third graders from St. James Elementary on Long Island, NY. Over 90 students flooded...

by United States D... | on May 06, 2016

Falls are still No. 1 killer

On Tuesday, I had the honor of standing with over 1,900 men and women and their employers at the MGM casino construction project near National Harbor to raise awareness of fall hazards at worksites....

by Guest Post | on Apr 27, 2016

Housekeeping ain’t easy

Hotel workers have a 40% higher injury rate than all service sector workers. Of all hotel workers, housekeepers experience the highest injury rates. Nearly every hotel housekeeper is a woman, and she...

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