International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee

Safety Handbook


About This Handbook

 It is the employer’s exclusive responsibility to insure the safety of its employees and compliance with all safety rules and standards.

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:
Johnny Morris
Thomas Gitzinger

Committee Members:
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 injury.

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 cause accidents.

Alcohol & Illegal Drugs
Being under the influence and possession of alcohol and illegal drugs is prohibited on all job sites.

Prescription Medication
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.

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