Safety Leadership Program
I am excited to report on the pilot of the Safety Leadership Program through the UWUA Power for America Training Trust Fund (P4A). Members of UWUA Local 102 and management from West Penn Power, a First Energy company, attended the training at the P4A training facility in Charlotte, MI.
This training, designed by the P4A and me, the UWUA National Safety Director for the utility industry, focuses on improving the overall safety of employees and members. The program discusses the fundamentals of safety leadership and gives participants the theory and practical tools that are needed to perform the role of a safety leader. Participants also learn how to conduct a productive peer-to-peer site visit and how to establish and run a union leadership safety committee meeting.
I would like to thank the UWUA Michigan State Utility Workers Council Vice President and National Safety Committee member Les Wutka and his team, Ben McCrumb, Jon Jordan and Jason Cornelius for hosting the training and their contributions toward making it a success.
I would also like to commend the leadership of UWUA Local 102 President Travis Beck for all the hard work that he and his team put into making this happen for Local 102 members. Utility workers training utility workers always leads to positive outcomes.
For more information on this or any other training program that is offered through P4A, contact Executive Director Jonathan Harmon, firstname.lastname@example.org, or me, email@example.com.
The Safety Leadership Class of UWUA Local 102 and West Penn Power. Pictured from left to right: Larry Beers, Mike Guliano, Jason Cornelius, Ben McCrumb, Jon Jordan, Chauncey Holby, Mark Wineman, Greg Schmid, Travis Beck, Keith Hepler, and Les Wutka.