News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 25, 2013

It's freaking cold dude!

It's freaking cold dude! News from OSHA; January's frigid temperatures are sweeping across much of the nation, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on the case. Outdoor...

by Eric Hauser | on Nov 07, 2012

2154 Responds to Hurricane Sandy

Ten 2154 Servicemen left on Monday November 15th to assist downstate with getting customers gas back into service. They were sent down to New Jersey to aid in the restoration efforts in the aftermath...

by Don Daley | on Nov 01, 2012

35 Sub-Stations have been returned to service and 450,000 customers restored

Important Message from Business Manager Don Daley Sisters and Brothers, What a great job by all Local 1049 members working to restore electric and gas service in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As...

by Rollando Scott | on Oct 31, 2012

Most Important Job We Must Do is Make It Home to Our Families Every Night

I hope this WiRE email finds everyone and their families safe. Hurricane Sandy has brought devastation to the Northeast like we have never seen before. Some of our members have been hit especially...

by George Bloom | on Oct 31, 2012

Take All Precautions Necessary to Prevent Injury

Message from George Bloom, President: I hope everyone and their families are safe. Long Island and other area's will be a long time getting back to normal. The company has declared emergencies in...

by Leo Yanez | on Oct 30, 2012

Restoration & Safety is Number One

Message from Business Manager Leo Yanez: As Sandy leaves a path of destruction moving west, we are left to put the pieces back together. There is a lot of work ahead of us and Safety should be our...

by Don Daley | on Oct 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: The Finest & Hardest Working Utility Workers in the Industry

Important Message from Business Manager Don Daley: As you are aware by now, Long Island is in the midst of what potentially could be one the most damaging weather events in recent history. Make no...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 19, 2012

Your Labor Rights...we have an app for that!

The Department of Labor is challenging developers, students and anyone else with a little tech savvy and creativity to enter the Workplace Safety and Health Challenge. Contestants are being asked to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 03, 2012

Airport Screeners get their first contract

After a nearly 10-year battle, AFGE and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have reached their first-ever labor contract that covers 45,000 workers. The agreement that was reached at 3 a...

by Leo Yanez | on May 15, 2012

May is Electrical Safety Month

May is Electrical Safety Month, where we remind ourselves and our neighbors of the dangers of working with and around electricity. It may seem like common sense to us to never drive over downed...

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