OSHA, CSA and Defensive Driving Offered for Pipeline Members
The Teamsters National Pipeline Training Fund will be conducting several training sessions for Teamster pipeline members in the coming weeks. The first will be from February 11-12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The training will consist of OSHA, CSA and Defensive Driving training. The trainings are paid for by the Pipeline Training Fund and include a stipend for expenses for each participant. To sign up on the list, please contact Local 100: (513) 769-5100
The next training the Pipeline Trust Fund is conducting will be for Stringing Truck training (for 80 foot pipe sections) in Cleveland, Ohio. This will be a five-day training session beginning February 20. The trainings are paid for by the Pipeline Training Fund and include a stipend for expenses for each participant. To sign up on the list, please contact Local 20: (419) 243-8800.
A training for Winch and Towing will take place on February 27 through March 3 in Ravenswood, West Virginia. This training will be in conjunction with the International Union of Operating Engineers. The training is paid for by the Pipeline Training Fund and includes a stipend for expenses for each participant. To be placed on the list, contact Local 175: (304) 744-2193
Bubba Davis, Director of the Teamsters Building Material and Construction Trade Division said, "2016 was the busiest in many years for Teamster Pipeline members. Our IBT Pipeline Training Fund, under the direction of a 35-year Teamster pipeliner will be extremely busy over the course of this year trying to train and upgrade training for Teamster brothers and sisters so that will be able to safely and properly staff these jobs with trained Teamster Pipeline members. For example, we were informed by two of our major signatory Pipeline Stringing Companies that they will need 150-175 Stringing Truck Drivers in the Spring of this year. We'll be starting several major projects in the coming weeks such as Rover, Utopia and Leach Express.
"In addition, all of America was watching last week when President Trump signed an issued Executive Orders to re-start Keystone XL and Dakota Access. Providing good effective and safe training for our members is imperative for the IBT Construction and Pipeline Division to be able to answer these calls but most importantly, make sure it's done safely and environmentally secure. "