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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 52, Number 4
Oct 2013 to Dec 2013

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Included articles:

2013 Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program annual competition held at Local 169 training center in Allen Park, Michigan, Boilermakers speak out at EPA meetings, USA shoot sets record, L-85's Lay is winning Sprint Car driver, Rigging award named for John Cammuso, District 5 car show raises money for leukemia and much, much more.

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Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 40 YEARS — Thomas E. Hartley;
  • 35 YEARS — Christopher A. Pranger;
  • 30 YEARS — Steven A. Lambert; and
  • 25 YEARS — John C. Nolan.

Local 60 • Morton, Ill.

GARY LUSK, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Ill., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-193, L-647, L-696, L-1510
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New silicosis standard is long overdue

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

OSHA estimates proposed rule would save 700 lives annually

SILICOSIS IS A danger in many industries where Boilermakers work: cement-making, mining, foundries, construction, railroads and shipbuilding. It is a progressive, incurable disease caused by inhaling tiny crystalline particles 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. Over time, these particles scar the lungs to such an extent that breathing becomes difficult or next to impossible. But with proper precautions, worker exposure can be minimized.

Reporter  V52N4

Canadians complete project management course

Participants in the fourth annual all-Canadian project management course.

Fourth annual training session draws 16

SIXTEEN BOILERMAKERS FROM construction lodges across Canada attended the fourth annual all-Canadian project management course November 3-8 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The week-long course was taught by Dale “Skipper” Branscum, Director of Con-struction Division Services for the IBB; Gerry Klimo, Local 154 (Pittsburgh) safety training coordinator; and Greg Blender, Horton CBI.

Locals  L-73, L-146, L-203, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V52N4

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