BUSINESS MANAGER UPDATE 4-27-2020
Brothers and Sisters,
The Local understands the frustration by the membership in receiving proper communications from the company regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. All our Officers and Stewards have been working tirelessly in trying to update our members on the continuous information. Along with communication deficiencies by the company, there endless issues with providing our members with proper PPE during this pandemic. Recently under the direction of the manager in safety services the company has been citing language from OSHA guidelines for non-company issued PPE (N95 mask). The Local would like to commend the Peoples Gas safety department for their genuine concern in our members having the proper company issued PPE.
Brothers and Sisters it is the companies responsibility to provide all members with the proper equipment to do our job safely, if you are on any job and you do not have appropriate company issued Personal Protective Equipment for your safety, the safety of your crew, or the safety of our customers please follow these steps;
* Contact your leader if your leader is unable to provide you the proper company issued PPE Contact the Peoples Gas safety rep for your shop, the company has the following consultants on staff who all report directly to the manager in safety services:
North shop- Senior Safety Consultant
South shop- Safety Consultant
Central shop- Associate Safety Consultant
Division St. shop- Senior Safety Consultant
If any members still do not have proper company issued PPE follow the example set above by manager in safety services and follow OSHA guidelines.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627 Chicago direct Line 708-342-2840
We are all in this together and we will get through it together.
Strength through Unity
Business Manager -Local 18007