Safety Program

Safety Is Our Priority

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters' Safety Department
represents 81 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Membership safety means enhanced marketability to employers and working an entire career free of injury and illness. Safety for an employer means lower costs, superior worker productivity and an improved bottom line. By working together union carpenters and their employers meet their common goals.

Contact Information by Region
    12 E. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60611:  312-787-3076 (Central & Northern) 
2707 62nd Street Court, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722:  563-332-3561 (Western)
              
Tom Kavicky,
Safety Director:  312-787-3076
Bob St. Clair, Assistant Safety Director:  563-332-3561

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the top 10 safety violations for 2013:

1.    Fall Protection (1926.501)
2.    Hazard Communication
(1910.1200)
3.    Scaffolding
(1926.451)
4.    Respiratory protection
(1910.134)
5.    Electrical wiring methods
(1910.305)
6.    Powered industrial trucks
(1910.178)
7.    Ladders
(1926.1053)
8.    Lockout/tagout
(1910.147)
9.    Electrical, general requirements
(1910.303)
10.  Machine guarding
(1910.212)
 
Download and Print OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Poster - Click on the headline to download and then print OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Poster which gives guidance for physical activity based on the heat index and the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and their treatment.

Three Short Construction Safety Videos from CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

A Simple Task - CPWR Short Video #1 - Ladder Fall
This 2-minunte video recreates the real-life series of events that led to the death of a 33-year-old construction worker from a ladder fall, and how it could have been prevented.

Look Up and Live - CPWR short video #2 - Electrocution
This 3-minute video recreates the real-life series of events that led to the electrocution death of a 23-year-old construction worker from an overhead power line, and how the death could have been prevented.

No New Year - CPWR short video #3 - Trench Collapse
This 3-minute video recreates the real-life series of events that led to the death of a 32-year-old construction worker from a trench collapse and how it could have been prevented.



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