Local 18007 and Power for America (P4A) are continuing their partnership to raise awareness of struck-by and caught in-between hazards. Using funding secured by P4A from an OSHA Susan Harwood grant, 18007 members over the summer participated in peer-led discussions with the goal of raising awareness of these hazards in the daily workplace.
“The commitment by 18007 to train over 1,100 members is impressive,” said P4A Executive Director Jon Harmon. “OSHA Susan Harwood officials can’t believe the commitment to safety that 18007 has shown.” 18007 began training peer led sessions in early May and plan to be finished by the time this issue of The Utility Worker goes to press.
“Training means more when it is led by a union brother or sister, “ said 18007 Business Manager Richard Passarelli. “They know that the trainers are in the field with them everyday and know the hazards that exist.” During each session, 18007 members and management from Peoples Gas sit together to discuss hazards that exist in their workplace. The goal is to raise awareness and begin working to eliminate those hazards.