April 29 & 30, 2014. Phoenix, Arizona, Local 7019 hosts part 2 of Arizona Statewide Health & Safety Network training.
Twenty five CWA stewards complete 4-day intensive training over a two month period meeting the goal of creating a statewide health & safety network for the state of Arizona.
TMC trainers assigned to the organization effort (Rodrigo Toscano, Mike Nord, Bill McAleer) work closely with District 7 H&S director, Joe Gosiger and National Health, Safety, and Environment Director, David LeGrande, to create the foundations of the new network.
Topics taught included two sessions of Union Approach To Health & Safety, two sessions of Incident Investigation, one session of Hazard Mapping, two sessions of Heat Stress Prevention training, and a basic rights under OSHA workshop.
The Arizona Statewide Health & Safety Network
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The network will:
1. Be the eyes and ears of the membership’s health & safety concerns.
2. Coordinate statewide health & safety campaigns.
3. Help form statewide committees for every industry.
4. Act as a model for all subsequent statewide networks around the country.
April 28, 2014 - Worker’s Memorial Day. Houston, Texas.
Organized by CWA Local 6222 and Fe y Justicia, 13 different organizations gather to celebrate the lives of those killed on the job in 2013.
Organizations participating included:
CWA, USW/TMC, OSHA, Fe y Justicia, USMWF, Justice for Janitors, LIUNA, IBEW, SEIU, HFT, AFTI, ADOGUAH, UT.
CWA District 6 health and safety activists, Randy Rodriguez and MaryAnn Hopkins honoring Kevin Mashburn.
Union Approach to Health Safety (developed by Charlie Richardson and Nancy Lessin of the United Steelworkers) conducted on Workers Memorial Day.
For more information on the late (and great) Charlie Richardson and his life’s work with health & safety visit this new site!
APRIL 28th - Worker’s Memorial Day - Nationwide - Every Year.
March 25 & 26, 2014. Phoenix, Arizona. Twenty eight CWA stewards in Arizona participate in a 4-day training over a two month period with the goal of creating a state-wide health & safety network.
TMC trainers assigned to the effort (Rodrigo Toscano, Mike Nord, Bill McAleer) work closely with District 7 H&S director, Joe Gosiger and National Health, Safety, and Environment Director, David LeGrande, to lay the foundations of the new network.
Topics being taught include two sessions of Union Approach To Health & Safety, two sessions of Incident Investigation, one session of Hazard Mapping, two sessions of Heat Stress Prevention training, and a basic rights under OSHA workshop.
David LeGrande talking to the new Arizona Statewide Health & Safety Network about how OSHA heat stress recommendations compare to company heat illness prevention policies.
District 7 trainers, Mike Nord and Bill McAleer preparing to briefly discuss the Telecommunications Industry Standard Guidelines.
Arizona Statewide Health & Safety Network at the conclusion of March trainings.
The network will provide maximum support to locals statewide on a variety of issues, including correct injury reporting procedures and heat stress prevention campaign strategies.
February 19, 2014. CWA Local 4100 in Detroit, MI, hosts a TMC Hazard Mapping training. The training is conducted by District 4 lead trainer, Joe Alvarez and TMC coordinator, Rodrigo Toscano.
Joe Alvarez emphasizing the importance of correct hazard categories when doing Hazard Mapping.
TMC Hazard Mapping categories can be easily cross-referenced to OSHA 29CFR-1910 standards.
Hazard Map 1. Techs presenting an outdoor hazards scenario. During class, anyone may add hazards to each group’s presentation.
Hazard Map 2. Tech’s present an on-premise scenario. Often, various regulatory partners might be referenced during a training. For instance, OSHA, DOT, EPA.
Hazard Map 3. Central office workers present a large facility’s hazard, both indoors and outdoors. Hazard mapping is an indispensable tool to understand the members’ rapid changing work environments.