Collective Bargaining Agreement – Article XXVII Safety Measures: Physical Exam Provision
The Local 154 Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates the following language provision:
Each member will be required to take a physical exam every three years. The results to be reported to the individual only. Member to provide proof of exam completion to the Union. The initial exam must be completed by December 31, 2011. Failure to comply with the exam may result in a suspension.
As you are aware, the members of Local 154 have taken the initial step to implement this provision, which requires every member, apprentice and trainee to complete an initial physical examination by December 31, 2011. The provision further requires that the examination must be repeated every three (3) years. For example, if you fulfilled the physical examination requirement on or before January 1, 2012, you must repeat your physical examination before January 1, 2015. The results of your physical evaluation will be given to you only, however, you will be required to furnish the Local 154 Office with a confirmation, signed by your physician. (An authorization form to be signed by your medical examiner is available at the hall.)
Welcome to the Boilermakers Local 154 web site. The Boilermaker Trade is vital to the Union Construction Industry. We are constantly expanding our manpower and recruitment resources to meet the needs of the industry we serve. We have built our reputation by dispatching trained, skilled and productive craftsmen to every jobsite, regardless of its size.
What is a Boilermaker?
A Boilermaker is a tradesperson who possess a full range of knowledge and skills required to work in the Boilermaker Construction Industry. The duties of a Boilermaker include Boilermaking, Welding, Acetylene Burning, Asbestos Abatement, Chipping, Caulking, Reaming, Fiberglass Laminating, Fitting-up, Grinding, Reaming, Rigging, Riveting, Scaffold Erection and Dismantling, Stack Work, Steel Erection, Tube Rolling, Impact Machine Operating, and such other items as regarded as Boilermaker Journeyman’s work.
The broad scope of the boilermaker trade includes construction and maintenance work performed in the field and in industrial and commercial plants such as:
• Cement Plants
• Fertilizer Plants
• Water Treatment Facilities
• Steel Mills
• Power Plants
• Electric power generation (thermal, nuclear, hydro) plants
• Gas Turbines
• Gas Processing Plants
• Refineries (oil, chemical)
• Pulp and Paper Mills
• and many other industrial and commercial facilities
Our Safety and Training curriculum is continually updated to meet the demands of our Industry and the changing trends in technology and new materials. Please take a look around our website and learn more about us.