CWA Local 2204 Safety Committee
Fire Prevention Safety Month
Fire Prevention Safety Month is held every October, and commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, and destroyed more than 17,400 buildings.
Fire Risks on the Job:
Fire Risks at Home:
Below are key components to ensuring your workplace and home are fireproof:
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Safety Accident Protocol
If you have a work accident, or are injured at work, below are steps we recommend you follow. After reading the steps, we recommend you involve your local union rep or safety committee member and your supervisor.
1) Check for injuries. If it is an emergency, call 911. Get all parties involved to a safe location.
2) If you are a technician, make sure you have all of your PPE on. (hardhat, vest, voltage detector, safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes, etc.)
3) Get a safety committee member or union rep involved.
4) Feel free to take pictures for yourself, or have your union representative take the pictures for you. DO NOT use the company's equipment to take the pictures or send the pictures you take to the company.
5) DO NOT do management's job for them. Don't write the company's statement of occurance form for them.
6) Tell the truth, but keep your answers short and to the point. Management is trained to ask open ended questions to get you to give lengthy answers. The shorter answer you can give, the better. What you say can possibly lead to discipline. DO NOT sign anything. If you do not recall the situation 100%, it is perfectly fine to say "I do not know" or " I do not recall".
7) File a workers comp claim. The company should provide you a workers comp claim number from them. Follow your company's Accident Disability Plan. File a state workers comp claim(this is different than the company's claim).
This information is brought to you by the CWA Local 2204 Safety Committee.
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact a Safety Committee member in your area. Here are the members based on area:
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