DAN AND NICK, I want to personally thank you and your team for the excellent support you provided to my team this outage. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the way you and your team worked safely and error free. This was the first time I did an outage utilizing boilermakers (I used to work the outages in the east, and we used in-house workers) and cannot be more happy with the results.
Compensation and medical benefits may be available
IF YOU HAVE been employed in the nuclear weapons industry and have been diagnosed with cancer, chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitivity or silicosis — and your illness was caused by exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while working in the industry — you may be eligible for compensation or medical benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Falls kill more than 300 construction workers every year nation wide and hurt thousands. Deadly falls on the job are from unprotected roof edges, roof and floor openings, scaffolds, ladders, structural steel, leading edges, open shafts, and more.
What is a Fall Hazard?
A fall hazard is anything in the workplace that could cause an unintended loss of balance or bodily support and result in a fall. Fall hazards cause accidents such as the following:
BOSTON LOCAL 29 became the fifth Boilermaker lodge to receive the Charles W. Jones Award, MOST's symbol of excellence, during the 30th Annual MOST Tripartite Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 4. Local 29 BM-ST Charles Hancock accepted the honor on behalf of the lodge.
The award acknowledges the local with the highest percentage of members trained using a selection of MOST programs: OSHA 10/30, Steel Erection, Common Arc, Rigging, Substance Abuse, Leadership and Scaffolding.
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for two local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).
The committee selected Jason Boutilier, son of Daniel Boutilier, Lodge 73 (St. John, New Brunswick), and Dawn Elizabeth Curran, granddaughter of Edward Curran, Lodge 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), to each receive a $1,000 CFL scholarship award.
Nevedal credits military service, H2H, Boilermakers
QUALIFYING FOR A national apprenticeship competition requires the support of organizations and people along the way, says the 2015 winner, Jonathon Nevedal, Local 169 (Detroit). He cites his experience in the military service, his introduction to the trades through Helmets to Hardhats (H2H), and the shared knowledge and guidance of Boilermakers in the field as well as in the union hall.
A submariner in the U.S. Navy, like his father before him, Nevedal worked as a machinist mate during a five-year hitch.
WHILE A NUMBER of local lodges have hosted Boilermaker Code training for their members since its roll-out in September, signatory contractor Kiewit has taken the proactive step of sponsoring the training in the midst of a project for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
BOILERMAKER SUPPORT FOR the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) continues to break records. This year’s 7th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot surpassed all other such events across the nation to date, raising more than $150,000 and attracting 220 shooters.
The event was held Sep. 26 at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kan. Funds raised from the shoot will support the USA’s conservation mission.