About This Handbook
It is the employer’s exclusive responsibility to insure the
safety of its employees and compliance with all safety rules and
This safety handbook has been compiled
by the Electrical Labor Management Cooperation Committee of Dayton,
Ohio to provide a uniform set of safety rules and guidelines for all
employers and electricians in this area.
It is our belief that nothing is more
important than safety in all of our workplaces.
This handbook is evidence of both union
and employer desires to achieve the best safety results possible. We
urge everyone involved to take to heart the importance of safety by
putting into practice the rules and guidelines contained here.
Co-Chairs - LMCC of Dayton, Ohio:
Charles Toon, James Taylor
Dennis Quebe, Phil Wagner
Safety Committee Members
Richard Brooks, Andy Stuhlmiller
Jack Humphreys, Richard Penewit
Sharon Browning, Jim Fortkamp
Why Are These Guidelines Important?
This information has been developed to protect you and prevent
accidents on the job. If you understand and practice these safety
procedures on all job-related tasks, you will reduce your risk of
Read this handbook at least once all
the way through. Carry it with you as you would carry any of your
necessary tools, and refer to it often.
We have summarized the most important
basic safety regulations. Since we cannot include every situation or
special condition that you might encounter, we do not intend for you
to use this handbook as the complete electrical worker safety manual.
Also, this handbook is not a work agreement or a contract and does not
guarantee employment for a specific period of time.
Ask your foreman or supervisor to
clarify any guidelines or procedures that you don’t understand once
you have read this handbook. Refer to the OSHA Safety and Health
Standards for Construction, Part 1926.
Conduct and Professionalism
Professionalism means that you
represent the trade as a whole. Therefore, your personal habits,
attitude, and behavior should reflect the skilled professional that
you are. Always demonstrate self respect and courtesy.
Never roughhouse, run, play practical jokes, or otherwise "fool
around" on the work site. These actions disturb co-workers and
Alcohol & Illegal Drugs
Being under the influence and possession of alcohol and illegal drugs
is prohibited on all job sites.
Use prescription medication only as
directed. Be aware of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, or
slowed reflexes which could put you at high risk for an accident. Tell
your supervisor if you experience any symptoms which limit your full
mental and/or physical capabilities.