Since my last report a lot has happened. I’m
going to try and give you the high level
report without getting into too many of the
specifics. If you would like to know
specifics please email or call me or join us
at our monthly Union meeting on the third
Sunday of every month. I would be more than
happy to provide additional information as
Year to date our injury status is thirteen (13) all injuries, five (5)
total recordable, and eight (8) first aids.
We recently confirmed with the company that the emergency alarm in A
plant is functioning properly. Soon the
emergency alarms will be upgraded.
We have put a request in to the company to perform an emergency drill so
all employees are aware of what that sounds
like prior to a real emergency.
Recently OSHA was contacted anonymously, triggering an OSHA visit. The
complaint was poor air quality in H plant.
The OSHA inspector is to come back the week
of the 26th of May to conduct air
We have been jointly meeting with the company for three (3) weeks now on
repairing replacing roof vent & air makeup
units. Although you may not notice right
away progress is being made. 71% of our roof
vents are now working in H plant & 50% are
working in A plant. CVW & FSW have not added
recent data, still to come.
AFB or better known as SUGAR
issue that we have been having for many
years are now beginning to be addressed by
the company. We recently had the manufacture
rep. visit our plant to evaluate the use of
this product. The recommendation was to get
our ventilation working properly & our
furnaces sealed so employees are not exposed
to the vaporous chemicals. A commitment was
made by the company to get a high level team
together to address these & more issues in
the near future.
Large Aero AC in the café is
supposed to be up & functioning by end of
next week. Parts are in and installation is
Large Aero truck doors that have been broken for awhile now are getting
closer to getting repaired. Thankfully we
can leave them open now without affecting
employees. Hopefully this issue will be
Plant wide pot holes in and out
of the plants. The company has communicated
to us that on June 3rd thirty six
(36) tons of blacktop are being delivered &
they will be prioritizing areas to be
Summer safety plan will be rolled out in June. Hopefully the company
will do as in the past, by providing
Gatorade & water on high temp days. Still
not confirmed. Fans are to be cleaned as to
prevent eye injuries as well as to give you
an adequate airflow.
Fatality prevention issue in 104 die storage has been resolved by
replacing most of the burnt out lighting
fixtures with updated lighting fixtures to
provide safe adequate lighting.
The company is looking to replace expired leased out trucks with newer
trucks. Details not clear yet.
guard safety footwear. Although in the past
the company has paid all out of pocket cost
to employees. Recently the H.R. manager has
denied paying employees out of pocket cost
to employees. If the company does not
reconsider this decision we
are looking at reinstating the 2013 policy
grievance pertaining to out of pocket cost
to employees & filing an OSHA complaint if
necessary. Hopefully the company will
reconsider and do the right thing by
reimbursing employees all out of pocket cost
The companies EHS (environmental health & safety) manager is looking for
new members to join the ERT (emergency
response team) on all shift. If you are
interested please contact the EHS manager.
I would like to thank all department safety
reps. & all of you for being proactive and
addressing EHS issues as they arise. We must
continue to do this in order to remain safe.
Remember the company is obligated to provide
a safe working environment.
In closing I want to also remind you to stay
hydrated by drinking water frequently. Till
my next report, have a safe day and enjoy