IBEW 11’s SAFETY FIRST PROGRAM
IBEW 11 is committed to creating a culture where safety is a top priority for every one of our members, every day. We want each of you to have a safe workplace, to go home each night to your families, and to stay up-to-date on all of the latest safety rules and regulations. The goal of our Safety Program here at IBEW 11 is zero incidents. We’ve put together a list of useful resources, and will continue adding to this page in the coming months. Let us know what topics you’d like us to cover. Remember, safety rules are your best tools!
Safety First, It Lasts a Lifetime.
Meet Safety Director Mike Costigan
Safety, He Says, is His ‘Passion’
Longtime IBEW 11 journeyman Mike Costigan brings years of experience to his job as the local’s new Safety Director. We spoke to him about his experience in the field, and his goals for the union’s new Safety Program over the next year.
Q: Mike, tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been an IBEW 11 member and what roles you have served in the union?
A: I’ve been a proud member of IBEW 11 for 35 years. I’m very excited about being appointed the local’s new Safety Director. I’ve also been the District 3 Business Rep for the past three years, so I have a lot of experience dealing with the members on the job and all the problems they confront each day. I’ve also been involved with labor at the regional level as one of the union’s labor delegates to the LA County Federation of Labor, plus I’m a South Bay Workers Investment Board member.
IBEW 11 Blog
Safety Report – May 2022
Stepping Up Safely: The Dos and Don’ts of Ladder Usage
Safety Report – December 2021
Safety Report – Heat Illness is a Real Concern
The Dangers of Crystalline Silica Dust
Meet Mike Costigan, IBEW 11’s New Safety Director
Safety Report — April 2021
THE DANGERS OF CRYSTALLINE SILICA DUST
PREVENTING OVERHEATING ON THE JOB
IBEW International’s Code Of Excellence Stresses Safety
IBEW International’s Code of Excellence Explained
The Importance of Safety in IBEW’s Code of Excellence
Construction Guide Summary
Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry
Resources on the COVID-19 Virus