Message from Internationa President Lonnie Stephenson
IBEW and NECA Joint Letter on Importance of COVID-19 Vaccinations IBEW 595 & NOR CAL NECA Joint Safety Committee Presents...
Safety Poster Contest!!
Grab your pencils, crayons and markers, and use those artistic talents to illustrate the spirit of safety. Visit www.norcalneca.org or www.ibew595.org to enter
this year’s Safety Poster Contest.
6 and Under
7 – 12
13 – 17
18 & over
One Winner in each age category will receive a $25 gift card.
Drawings must be received at the NECA or IBEW 595 Office no later than 3:00PM, Friday, September 10, 2021.
Limit one drawing per person. Winners will be announced
by e-mail. Participants artwork will appear in the 2022 Safety Calendar.
• Use 8½ x 11 blank white paper. On the back, be sure to include the artist name, age, date, mailing address and e-mail address.
• Create an artwork theme on Outdoor Safety.
• Example: Camping, Hiking, Biking or Electrical Safety.
• Original entries can be mailed or dropped off at NorCal NECA or IBEW 595.
Are You Qualified?
To be recognized by OSHA as a Qualified Electrical Worker
you must complete Electrical Safety Training (NEC Art.100)
Saturday 8/21, 28 & 9/11, 18 On Zoom8:00 am – Noon (16 hours)(Similar classes elsewhere cost $450-$1,950)Details and Registration form at:Znecenter.org select “Continuing Education”Instructor: Joe Buhowsky NFPA 70E SMEDelivering NFPA 70E Training since 2007
- Electrical Safety Culture
- Justification for Energized Work
- Qualified Person Requirements
- Complying with OSHA and your Company’s Policies
- What are the Hazards?
- When and How to Establish and Electrically Safe Work Condition
- Who is Responsible?
- The “Energized Electrical Work Permit” a blueprint for safety
- Selection of Tools and PPE
- Shock and Flash Protection Boundaries Simplified
- Safer Electrical Systems
- Question and Answers
- OSHA and Company Policy
- NFPA 70, 70B & 70E
2021 Safety Award
2021 Safety Excellence Award Program
Administered by the IBEW 595/NorCal NECA Joint Safety Committee and sponsored by the Alameda County Labor-Management Cooperation Committee and the San Joaquin & Calaveras Counties Labor-Management Cooperation Committee
If you know of a LU 595 member dedicated to promoting safety excellence and awareness on the jobsite and would like to nominate her/him/them
Entry Deadline, 12:00PM, September 30, 2021
For each project type, awards will be presented in two categories based on under and over 5,000 man-hours. Each entry must nominate a specific project completed by a Northern California Chapter, NECA Member contractor AND/OR a member of IBEW 595. Only projects within the IBEW 595 jurisdictions in Alameda, San Joaquin & Calaveras Counties are eligible. Awards will be presented to the contractor and one IBEW 595 member associated with the project who has demonstrated steadfast safety practices. Awards will be based on actual safety records as well as proactive efforts to promote safety in the workplace.
Don’t delay, Enter today!!!
IMPORTANT MEMBER INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The health and well-being of our members, staff, and their families are a top priority for us. Our Hall provides a full range of services to our members as well as many Travelers, and we come in contact with a large number of people every day. With the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and per CDC guidelines, we are taking the following actions. To help lessen the spread of COVID-19 the following changes have been made effective March 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice:
~ ALL IN-OFFICE MEETINGS AND EVENTS (INCLUDING AFFILIATE MEETINGS/EVENTS) ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER AND CDC GUIDELINES.
~ The Dublin Hall and the Stockton offices are CLOSED TO ALL IN-PERSON VISITS. Please call (925) 556-0595 or (209) 462-0751 for any business that cannot be conducted online.
~ OUT OF WORK SIGN-INS will be accepted through our online process through our website (Click Here to sign the Out of Work List or to Return from Short Call)
~ PORTABILITY will be processed via email only
~ For clearances longer than 5 days email:
~ copy of current dues receipt,
~ most recent dispatch to the employer
~ job site information including address
~ email to: email@example.com
~ For temporary clearances, you may call the hall at 925-556-0595
~ DUES - Local 595 is also strongly encouraging our members to pay dues online by visiting https://m.gotomyunion.com/?customerkey=9. You may also call the Hall at (925) 556-0595 or mail a check to 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568.
~ DISPATCH will be open ONLY IF THERE ARE JOB CALLS FOR THAT DAY.
EFFECTIVE 12/7/2020 - CHANGES IN EFFECT DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
DISPATCH will be open ONLY IF THERE ARE JOB CALLS FOR THAT DAY.
In our continued efforts to comply with the current CDC protocols for social distancing, Local 595 is implementing dispatch through conference call.
The call will be active beginning at 6:45 AM and will remain active until dispatch is complete.
YOU WILL NEED TO BE AT THE HALL TO TAKE A JOB CALL, however we ask that you remain in your car until you've taken a call.
If you plan on coming to Dispatch, please, out of respect for other peoples’ health and safety, wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer prior to conducting any business with 595 staff and practice good social distancing.
Morning Dublin Dispatch
Please join the Dispatch conference call from your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 314-285-453 (just numbers, no dashes)
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/314285453
Morning Stockton Dispatch
Please join Zoom meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Meeting ID: 839 8067 6628
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 839 8067 6628
New to Zoom? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: Download in your App Store or Google Play
For any other question or concerns, please call the Hall at (925) 556-0595.
Foreman's Development Series Goes Virtual!
NorCal NECA has teamed up with Professional Leadership Coach and Trainer Amanda King to provide monthly virtual technical and core skills training. The Foreman’s Development Series (FDS) consists of individual modules where foremen and journeymen will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive learning atmosphere of teaching and discussion focused on industry “best practices.” The rigorous and robust multi-lesson educational series replaces EPS and is designed to educate, excite, and expand one’s knowledge. Participants will earn continuing education hours towards state certification while strengthening skill sets and learning from highly trained subject matter experts. Virtual FDS consists of 2-Hour instruction sessions.
TRUST OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
For information regarding your benefits and/or vacation accounts during the COVID pandemic, please contact the Trust Office:
Inside Wiremen: Email the Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-208-9996
Sound & Communication: 800-541-8059
Online Dues Payments
CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE
Local 595 Member On-Line Payments
Local 595 Members now can pay their membership dues on-line using a credit card or debit card. In order to access your on-line account, you must first have a valid email account on file with the Union Hall Office. You can contact the office at 925-556-0595 if you need to have this information verified or if you have any questions regarding logging onto the system. The online payment link can be found on the right panel of our website or under Member Resources.
First-time on-line payment users: select the “Registration/Login Request” tab in the Register Window.
Return Users: select Sign-in
(925) 556-0595 ext. 628 or 640
SAN JOAQUIN/CALAVERAS COUNTY
THIS IS FOR MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT ON THE BOOKS OR ARE RETURNING FROM A SHORT CALL ONLY
Forms must be submitted between 8 AM and 5 PM to be placed on the books same day.
Every 2nd Thursday, 6pm
Free child care provided