News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 20, 2013

COBA in the State Capitol

Below is a summary of the four bills that were on this year's Nassau COBA Legislative Agenda. It is important to realize that while we have taken a tremendous step forward in getting these bills...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 31, 2013

OSHA: Stay cool

How can heat illness be prevented? Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat. Employers should provide workers with water, rest and shade; should gradually...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 26, 2013

Thousands got it, did you?

Thousands got it, did you? Today Newsday inserted into 235,000 home delivery newspapers their annual Storm Preparedness Guide. In this guide is a full page ad from IBEW 1049, assuring their neighbors...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 11, 2013

Bloomberg News

Originally Reported in Bloomberg News: An electrical crew works on overhead lines in Melville, New York following Hurricane Sandy. Four days before Hurricane Sandy struck in October, Consolidated...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 05, 2013

The strike is over!

The strike is over! Laborers Local 66 reached a tentative agreement on July 3rd on wages and working conditions with the Independent Demolition Contractors Association. The 3 day long strike shut...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 28, 2013

Pittsburgh Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 5 members are being credited with saving dozens of local senior citizens from a fire

IBEW to the rescue. We grabbed this from aflcio.org - Pittsburgh Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 5 members are being credited with saving dozens of local senior citizens from a fire that tore through...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 21, 2013

Our newest sponsor is already famous

Thank God for ibew1249.org, their new banner ad on ucommradio.com proudly displays their tagline: "on call to help 'em all." We will give our newest sponsor the proper introduction...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 18, 2013

Making Progress?

We got a tweet from Steve Greenhouse at the New York Times; Three weeks after a building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers, several of the world's largest apparel...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 03, 2013

LIBN Column: Saving lives a team effort

Every day, 13 Americans arrive at work and never leave.They die in workplace accidents, over 4,700 in the past year, and most of these deaths could be avoided if employers and employees followed...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 03, 2013

The Columnist Part of the United States

Will the Long Guy Land Business News ever be the same again? Featured this week is a column on how labor and management needs to work together to prevent tragedy in the workplace written by UCOMM...

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