Western Division Report

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Safety Advocate West:
I would like to welcome Dave Harding to the temporary Safety Advocate position. He will be starting shortly. Dave is a Chief Line-Mechanic Hot Stick in Niagara Falls and has been with Niagara Mohawk for 33 years with almost 30 years in Line. We will be getting Dave's contact information out to everyone shortly.
I would also like to thank those that applied for the Safety Advocate position and sent resumes.
Please make sure you stay hydrated and pay attention to your coworkers for signs of dehydration. Make sure you have sunscreen and sunglasses. Remember your skin is the largest organ your body has. Please protect yourself from sun damage and prevent skin cancer.
The tailboard is the first step of safety on every job and sets the tone for you and your crew’s day. Take your time and have a good discussion about the task at hand.
Labor Day:
Labor Day became a Federal holiday in 1894 and is celebrated on the first Monday of September. Labor Day is to honor and recognize the labor movement. I would like to thank all those who stepped forward and lead the labor unions over its history. It is those labor leaders that gave their time for the greater good of the membership that they cared for. Enjoy your day with family and friends.
Jim Murty
IBEW Local 97
Assistant Business Manager West


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