Joint Safety Forum - April 28, 2023
The Joint Safety Forum was held at the DuPage Local 701 JATC in Warrenville, IL.
Joint Safety Forum
April 28, 2023
Dupage Local 701 JATC
A Joint Safety Forum was hosted by the Safety Committee's of the Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter of NECA , as well as by PowerForward DuPage. The Forum had nearly 30 attendees and focused on "Fall Protection and Prevention for the Electrical Worker" and a NECA Safety Meeting App update. The session was held at Local 701’s Apprentice School in Warrenville, IL.
Dave Carl, President of Safety Meeting App was the first speaker. The Safety Meeting App was founded in 2012 when most companies were still completing safety meetings by pen and paper. The Safety Meeting App has been partnering with NECA Chapters since 2014 and has over 1,400 safety topics including Lockout Tagout, Energized Electrical Work Permit and Shock and Arc-Flash Risk Assessment. It is an OSHA-compliant safety tool for documenting safety meetings, completing checklists and logging accidents.
Timothy E. Janis, MBA, CHST, Construction Safety Council delivered an informative two-hour presentation that addressed workplace hazards presented by ladders, overhead platforms, scaffolding, and holes in floors, walls, and ceilings. Mr. Janis is a safety professional with 30 years of experience in the construction industry. As a trainer for the Construction Safety Council, he supports employers and employees by developing and delivering safety training programs that reduce the incidence of occupational injuries. He is a subject matter expert on local and federal regulations, as well as field-based best practices.
We thank the guest speakers, the Safety Committees / NECA Chapters, PowerForward DuPage, and all that were able to attend!
Pictured above from left to right are:
Timothy E. Janis, MBA, CHST, Construction Safety Council,
Bob Lahey, Construction Safety Council Executive Director,
Jerry McGlynn, ECA Safety Committee Chair, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc., and
Dave Carl, NECA Safety Meeting App.
Pictured above is Jerry McGlynn, ECA Safety Committee Chair, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.,
as he opened up the session.
Pictured above are the attendees for the session.