Safety Corner – Spring 2019

The UWUA National Safety Committee is now in place. There are 17 committee members covering all five UWUA Regions with safety representatives from each region for the electric, gas and water industries.

Keeping Safety at the Forefront

Boston, NY locals benchmark safety training

Boston Local 369 leadership recently made a benchmark trip to ConEdison’s Learning Center in Queens, NY to compare the learning techniques used in the different electrical operations groups.

Benchmarking is used to compare the safety training at different locals in order to come up with best practices for every local union. “While the underground grid system in Boston is similar to New York’s, we learned about the differences of the two historic cities,” Local 369 President Craig A. Pinkham explains. “Currently we are discussing the best safety and training practices for both Boston and New York.”