|Health & Welness Committee|
IBEW LU 354 has a long tradition of supporting members in times of accident, illness, and crisis. Following the mandate given in the Preamble to the IBEW Constitution, one important objective addressed by the HWC is to assist the membership in times of illness and distress.
As members provide information from the jobsite or personal contact with the Hall or the Committee about accidents and illness, follow-up and support is offered to a member in need. There are several ways the Committee supports the members. The first step is for a committee chairman to contact the member and determining if the member would like support. Privacy of the member and their families is always in the forefront and respected. Reports of the members recovery are reported and discussed in the monthly Executive Board Meeting and a brief report is made to the membership in regular union meetings.
After consultation and approval from the Executive Board, the HWC will provide a $200.00 gift card to the member in need. In addition, if a member is injured on or off the job, and his/her fellow workers “pass-the-hat” to obtain donations for the afflicted worker, the HWC will provide additional opportunities for all union members to participate by donating at the Union Hall and/or at the monthly unit meeting.The HWC also encourages members in distress to use the Employee Assistance Program through Blomquist Hale Consulting Group, Inc. for relationship difficulties, personal and family problems, stress, anxiety, and depression issues and substance abuse problems. Contact the Union Hall for more information.
|Contact: Gary Beckstrand
|IBEW LU 354 Safety Committee|
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) L.U. 354 Safety Committee is organized to educate UNION membership in safe work practices. The Safety Committee recognizes the enforcement of safety programs and policies are the responsibility of the employer and not the local union. By working with signatory contractors and other safety professionals, the Safety Committee mission is to discover, report, and provide solutions to safety concerns that affect workers. The instrumental goal of the safety committee is to provide information relating to a safer work environment for membership thus providing a means for each and every worker to return home safely to their families every day.
The IBEW is dedicated to protecting the safety and health of its members. Member involvement in safety at all levels is critical for the success of this effort. The Safety Committee is designed as a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace. The Safety Committee will report to the membership through appropriate forums, information regarding safe-work practices, new safety products, and safety recommendations including changes and updates to OSHA regulations. The safety committee will provide a forum for exchange of information.
The Safety Committee seeks to promote a sense of unity among all IBEW LU 354 members, employers, and customers. The Safety Committee will assist the employer with worker training, understanding, and adjustment to worksite and industry changes for worker well-being. The Committee will encourage all employees to work and function at the highest level of work efficiency, safety awareness, and occupational health quality.
It is the sincere desire of the Safety Committee to help the Utah Electrical JATC engage in a functional safety training program for all workers to eliminate unsafe conditions at every jobsite. The Safety Committee desires that all unsafe acts and conditions be immediately detected, reported, and if possible, corrected by workers and their employers, and that safety-awareness be deeply instilled in all employees. It is a primary goal of the safety committee to help employers achieve perfect safety records.
|Contact: Jennifer Bingman