Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
April 21, 2019
Contact Info - Volunteer 
Change of Address Form
Update your email and cell phone numbers to get important IBEW 21 updates, volunteer and become more a more involved Local 21 member and if you moved let us know.  Do it all here!

<< April 2019 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Upcoming Events
Unit 4 Meeting- Joliet *New Location*
May 08, 2019
Elks Club 250 SE. Frontage Road Joliet, IL
Unit 1 Meeting - Hillside
May 09, 2019
Best Western Hillside 4400 Frontage Rd., Hillside, IL
Unit 2 Meeting Merrillville, IN
May 14, 2019
Slovak Club 6920 Broadway Merrillville, IN
Unit 5 Meeting-East Peoria
May 15, 2019
UAW 974 3025 Springfield Rd. East Peoria, IL 61611
Unit 3 Meeting Rockford
May 16, 2019
IBEW Local #364 6820 Mill Rd. Rockford, IL
Organize Today
Learn more about organizing your workplace!

Click Here
Important Links
IBEW International
Illinois AFL-CIO
Indiana State AFL-CIO
Chicago Federation of Labor
National Labor Relations Board
Attorneys of Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo
APT College
Bell System Memorial
ILCA Insider
Jobs With Justice-Chicago
Jobs With Justice-National
UnionPlus Benefits
Union Boot Pro
Union Label
Union Sportsmen Alliance
Jul 03, 2013 - Summer Safety Update
Updated On: May 07, 2015

July 3, 2013

As we work this summer we must remind all members to work safely. Take the time to identify all possible safety hazards in your workplace, including those you may not often think of such as insects, poison ivy and heat stroke. All members should review safety documentation given to them by their employers. Supplemental information on many safety related items can be found on OSHA’s website

In Illinois, there have been reports that brown recluse spider has been spotted and members have been treated for brown recluse spider bites.  The spider can be identified by its golden brown color and dark violin/fiddle shape located on the top of the leg attachment region with the neck of the violin/fiddle pointing back toward the abdomen. 

If you are bitten clean the bite area with soap, apply ice to absorb the venom, elevate and immobilize the extremity and seek medical attention. For more information read OSHA’s Fact Sheet on the brown recluse spider by clicking here.

Poison ivy identification is often summed up with the maxim, "Leaves of three, let it be!" Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac have poisonous sap in their roots, stems, leaves and fruits. The sap is released when the plant is bruised, making it easier to contact Rhus-dermatitis in the early spring and summer when the leaves are tender. Approximately 85% of the general population will develop an allergy if exposed to these plants. When working outdoors make sure to scan your work areas for the presence of these plants. More information can be found here.

While most members this Fourth of July holiday are hoping for clear skies and the return of summer with it comes the increase risk of work related heat injuries. Heat illness can be deadly. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. Remember water, rest, shade. 

OSHA's nationwide Heat Illness Prevention Campaign aims to raise awareness and teach workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide valuable resources to address these concerns. More information on OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign can be found here.

When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it - right on your mobile phone. You can download it here.

Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Employers and employees should know the potential hazards in their workplaces and how to manage them. Read OSHA’s fact sheet Working Outdoors in Warm Climates which contains information on other potential hazards by clicking here.

The Officers and Staff of IBEW Local 21 would like to wish our members and their families a safe and happy Independence Day. This holiday show your support for union men and women by picking the right products to serve your friends and family. Make sure to stock your barbeque with union-made products. A list from the Chicago Federation of Labor of some items available near you can be found by clicking here.



Click the image to read
our October 2018 issue.
Read the archives here.

Follow Us!
Facebook icon Twitter icon
Labor Headlines

US labor news headlines from LabourStart

One week and counting of Stop and Shop strike
Alaska Labor Union Sues To Block Privatization Of Hospital
UPS Loses Court Challenge to Obama-Era Union Election Rules
*Oppressed Labor* Not Backing Down as Stop and Shop Strike Enters Second Week
Kroger union workers in Kentucky and Indiana get a pay boost under new contract
  Health and Safety News  
Connection Failure: This usually happens when the news feed URL is entered incorrectly.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Copyright © 2019, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™ Login

Click Here For Mobile Version