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Upcoming Courses

There are courses now available through CSAO. One is the Construction Health and Safety Representative. This course is available in three parts, the first from January 11-15th, the second part from January 25-29th, and the third part from Feb. 16-18th. These are full day courses from 8:30AM-4:30PM. If anyone is interested please contact me at the office for availability, and registration.
There will also be an asbestos awareness course available in early February. This will be a 4 hour course held here at the union office. This course would be recommended for apprentices, but also available for journeymen if wanted.

UA628 plans from Thunder Bay Insurance

tbay-insuranceAs a member of the UA Local 628, you can take advantage of group rates for your Home & Auto Insurance through Thunder Bay Insurance’s Plumbers and Steamfitters Group Program.

Group Insurance programs are registered programs that are offered as a result of peer-to-peer efforts and the desire of your employer to cultivate this opportunity on your behalf.  Eligible clients receive an immediate 10% discount in addition to the added benefits of Novex Assistance.  Some of these benefits include: free legal information service, emergency cash transfers during claims, and home assistance which includes free babysitting, house cleaning, homemaking/nursing and tradesperson referral.   Read more…

Election Results

The results of the 2009 Election are as follows, Read more…

Asphyxiation on LNG job site

asphyxiation-lng-siteIn August of this year, a welder died on an LNG construction site. This event raised a number of very important safety issues for our members.

Here’s a presentation on the event, including a recreation of it, the findings of the investigators and recommendations on how to avoid similar tragedies on other job sites: Asphyxiation on LNG Construction Site

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Sioux Lookout Hospital photos

5_sm1We were just up in Sioux Lookout for a look at the hospital site.

Here are some photos of our members up there.

Take a look.

Terry Read more…

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