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Tripartite conference eyes industry developments

MOST ADMINISTRATOR BILL PALMISANO, r., receives the Charles W. Jones Distinguish

THE 26TH ANNUAL MOST Tripartite Conference held at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Oct. 2-6 examined a host of industry developments, with an emphasis on pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and their impact on coal-fired power plants. But before addressing those developments, participants took time to acknowledge long-time MOST Administrator Bill Palmisano, who will retire at the end of the year.

Reporter  V50N4

Boilermakers attend new train-the-trainer course

Participating in an OSHA signal training class are, l. to r., L-60 apprentice coordinator Darren Lindee, IUOE trainer Glenn Minyard, L-107 apprentice coordinator Rick Wilson, L-1 apprentice instructors Duane Shue and Bob Stewart, and IUOE training coordinator Martin Turek.

Class meets new OSHA requirements for crane signaling

APPRENTICE COORDINATORS and instructors from three Boilermaker lodges attended a Sept. 29 train-the-trainer course on qualification requirements for signal persons in OSHA’s new Subpart CC – cranes and derricks in construction.

Apprentice coordinators Darren Lindee of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) and Rick Wilson of Local 107 (Milwaukee), along with apprentice instructors Duane Shue and Bob Stewart of Local 1 (Chicago), attended the class offered by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).

Locals  L-1, L-60, L-107


MOST Programs : “The Proven Boilermaker Advantage”

Construction industry reaps cost savings, performance gains

WHEN THE NATIONAL Tripartite Alliance pioneered a concept to raise standards in the union construction industry more than 20 years ago, few could have envisioned how wildly successful that undertaking would become. By establishing a labor-management trust known as MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training), the alliance created a remarkable engine for innovation.

Reporter  V49N3

Tripartite conference addresses climate change, referral system

Substance abuse, rigging, manpower tracking, also top agenda

PARTNERS IN THE MOST National Tripartite Alliance met at the 23rd annual conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 13-16 to address issues that are vital to the future of the member organizations. The alliance comprises the Boilermakers’ union, the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), and the owner community.

More than 400 alliance representatives attended.

Reporter  V47N4

MOST creates new safety films

Apprentice Brenda Healey, Local 83 (Kansas City), responds to fellow apprentice Matthew “Scooter” Payne, Local 592 (Tulsa, Okla.), who plays the role of an injured worker.

Videos are being custom made for Boilermaker trade

INSTRUCTORS WHO teach the OSHA 10-hour safety course can look forward to new videos that are being custom made for Boilermaker construction workers. MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training) has begun the process of producing 16 films that can be used to supplement classroom texts. The films will cover such topics as lockout/tagout, materials handling, confined space entry, and fall protection.

Locals  L-83, L-592
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MOST provides over 14,000 safety boot vouchers

Board of trustees extends voucher expiration date to October 2007

Since beginning its program in January 2006, MOST has issued over 14,000 safety boot vouchers to Boilermaker members.


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