The Electrical Employers Self Insurance Safety Plan (EESISP) sponsors robust safety programs targeted to both electrical contractors and to the members of Local No. 3. For the contractors, EESISP provides a service that mirrors New York's Code Rule 59 program, including the services of full-time Certified Safety Professionals, who assist contractors to recognize and correct any deficiencies they may have and to develop a comprehensive safety program. Once a contractor designs a safety program with EESISP's assistance, EESISP provides follow-up services to encourage effective implementation.
For the members of Local Union No. 3, a full-time Safety Director is employed by EESISP. The Safety Director has the responsibility of coordinating an overall safety program that keeps pace with the ever-changing conditions on the job and the increased regulatory requirements for specific training in specific conditions.
Additionally the Safety Director reviews accident reports, and takes calls for advice on how to deal with the different hazards encountered on the jobsite.
In review of the encountered conditions, the Safety Director may advise of training that may be necessary and where it can be obtained; whether through EESISP, through the Educational and Cultural Trust Fund, or where it could possibly be offered on the outside by arrangement with the contractor.
Presently, EESISP sponsors training for the OSHA 30-Hour Course for Construction, OSHA 10-Hour Course for Construction, OSHA 10-Hour Course for General Industry, Global Harmonization Class (GHS) and the NFPA-70E Course through our online Learning Management System. In the very near future we expect to add Silica Training for the Worker to the list of online Courses. Using a voice-recognition system with these courses ensures the security of our members and the integrity of the training offered. It also serves to satisfy certification of training requirements.
The OSHA Courses listed above cover the most common topics of construction safety: ladders and stairway safety, fall protection, personal protective equipment (PPE), safety data sheets (SDS), jobsite chemical exposure issues, road and work zone safety, emergency medical response and evacuation procedures etc.
EESISP also administers some courses that require further depth, such as Lockout / Tagout and the Boson's chair/bucket truck/ fall protection hands-on course offered to the MIJ's.
As a partner in safety training the Educational and Cultural Trust Fund handles a great deal of safety training classes: the 4-Hour Scaffold Certification, lead abatement, varying levels of asbestos abatement, PCB abatement, confined space training, hazwoper training and respiratory protection training.
EESISP's proud tradition provides a solid foundation as it continues to evolve in response to the changing needs of the workforce, the contractors and the larger workers' compensation environment. EESISP is continuing a multi-year self-appraisal concerning its mission and the tools that it uses to manage its workflow. In the coming year, EESISP will be identifying and implementing those best practices currently used throughout the workers' compensation area that are appropriate for this unique organization.
JIB Learning Management System
The JIB has a learning management system to deliver online training courses to IBEW Local Union No. 3 eligible Members. Log on directly to www.jiblearning.org to access the system and take courses.