Laborers Local 1290
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    • What's New at Laborers 1290

      This November, more Americans than ever before turned out to cast their vote. This record participation in the midst of a global pandemic, and the robust system we have in place to count every legal vote, stands as a credit to the strength of our nation’s democracy. The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris on their historic victory. Their win in this election is a victory for the entire labor movement and a victory for the future of our economy and infrastructure. It also brings hope to groups across the country who have seen their health and well-being particularly affected in recent years. So often these at risk-groups have also been our most vulnerable frontline workers.

      LIUNA and the LHSFNA also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the LIUNA District Councils, Local Unions and loud, proud LIUNA members who worked tirelessly to advocate for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the days leading up to the election. LIUNA and its members have never shied away from tough work that needs doing, and have never been afraid to use their collective voice, and their vote, to make a difference. That unity and drive helped put two candidates in the White House who understand the value of unions, who care deeply about the working class and who believe in good-paying jobs, improving available health benefits and strengthening every worker’s right to a safe and healthy workplace.

      This increased focus on health and safety comes at a critical time, as there’s no bigger concern in today’s workplaces than the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With cases spiking sharply across the country and our healthcare system under more pressure than even the early days of the pandemic, the next few months may prove to be particularly challenging. During this tough time, we ask that all LIUNA members and signatory contractors continue to follow federal, state and local guidelines put in place to reduce the spread of the virus. There is hope on the horizon in the form of several promising vaccines, but we must remember that building widespread immunity across the U.S. and Canada isn’t going to happen overnight. Until a proven COVID-19 vaccine has been developed, distributed and administered at a national level, we’ll need to continue taking many of the social distancing, personal hygiene and other precautionary measures that have become a normal part of our lives both on and off the job.

      The holiday season is traditionally a time for hope, joy and optimism. This year, it may feel like those things are in short supply. Many of us have experienced hardships throughout the year, and made sacrifices for the health of our family, friends, fellow workers and communities. Most recently, for millions across the U.S. and Canada, that meant not spending face-to-face time with loved ones during Thanksgiving. We thank everyone who made that difficult decision. The health of our members, our families and our communities depends on all of us doing the right thing, even if that sometimes means making tough or unpopular choices. In the future, when this pandemic is behind us, we’ll look back on these temporary challenges as a necessary part of making it through, and the bonds that hold us all together will be stronger for it.

      Our hearts go out to everyone who has struggled this year, especially those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. As 2020 comes to a close, we thank you again for everything you do on a daily basis to keep Laborers and their families safe and thriving, even when times are tough. We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season.

      The Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America provides a monthly update on issues of importance to our members.  We invite you to take a few moments and checkout some of the headlines that may impact you and your family.

      December 2020 Lifelines Online:

      Historic Election Brings Victory for Labor, Hope for the Future

      COVID-19 Deaths Lower in Unionized Nursing Home

      Holiday Gatherings During COVID-19

      A Decade of Treating LIUNA Members at the World Trade Center Health Program

      What Makes a Strong COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

      Precision Environmental & ProCut Raising the Bar in Demolition Safety

      Feeling Down? You May Have Seasonal Affective Disorder

      Health & Safety Headlines

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      We are working with Kelly Group, an online education resource, and have compiled several bundles of online training courses. We will cover the cost of taking these courses for our members. It is our goal to supply our membership with continued opportunities to make themselves more valuable to their contractors and our local halls. After each member is enrolled, they have 1 year to complete the courses in each bundle. That allows each individual to take the courses at their own pace and in the time frame that fits their family’s schedules. Along with skilled topics like Pipe and Concrete, we also have online OSHA available. There are stand-alone online courses for OSHA 10 in English and Spanish, OSHA 10 Road Construction, OHSA 30 in English, or we also have the OSHA 30 bundle that includes not only the basic 10 and 30 courses but also more detailed courses. Laborer journeypersons that are interested in enrolling should contact their local halls and have a training referral sent to the training fund. The comprehensive course bundles include:

      Highway Construction - Includes 14 courses-

      Asphalt Design - SuperPave: Mix Design

      Asphalt Pavement - Design Basics

      Basic Civil Engineering - Asphalt

      Basic Construction Math

      Fundamentals of Asphalt Pavement Design

      Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement

      Highway Engineering 5: Highway Traffic Engineering

      Highway Engineering 6: Highway Drainage and Surveys

      Highway Engineering 7: Contracts and Supervision

      Highway Engineering 8: Part 1 - Highway Materials, Maintenance and Rehabilitation

      Highway Engineering 8: Part 2 - Highway Materials, Maintenance and Rehabilitation

      Superpave Mix Design Process and Analysis 

      Transportation Engineering: Introduction to Transportation, Planning, and Funding

      Worksite Safety 11: OSHA Hazards in Communication


      Pipe Bundle – Includes 9 courses-

      Basics of Soil Resources 1: Classification, Mapping and Data Bases

      Drinking Water Quality - Critical Parameters

      Drinking Water Quality - Monitoring & Security

      Ductile Iron Pipe

      Excavation Safety and Shoring/OSHA

      Pumping Stations - Part 1, Basic Concepts

      PVC Pipe - Which type should I use?

      Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities

      Trenchless Methods: An Introduction


      Concrete Bundle – Include 17 courses-

      Concrete 1: Evaluation and Causes of Damage

      Concrete 2: Repair Planning and Preparation

      Concrete 3: Methods, Materials, and Maintenance

      Concrete Additives: Water-Repellency & Efflorescence Control in Masonry

      Concrete Fundamentals - Concrete Slab On Grade

      Concrete Fundamentals: An Introduction

      Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation - Diamond Grinding

      Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation - Full Depth Repair

      Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation - Partial Depth Repair

      Concrete Pavement: Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers

      Concrete Standards and Requirements

      Concrete: Self-Consolidating

      Essentials of Quality Concrete

      Handling, Placing and Finishing Concrete

      Precast Concrete Erection Procedures

      Reinforced Concrete Tilt-Up Panels

      Structural Masonry Materials


      Green Construction bundle – Includes 13 courses-

      Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines

      Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment

      Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape

      Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement

      Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities

      Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management

      Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape

      Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices For Construction

      Green Streets

      Green Urban Design

      Residential Green Building: Design, Construction, and Accreditation

      Residential Green Remodeling: Design, Construction, and Certification

      Stormwater Harvesting: A Green Concept


      Leadership bundle – Includes 35 courses-

      Communication & Leadership

      Protecting Your Team Against Workplace Violence

      Smart Business Writing: Email Do's and Don'ts

      Smart Business Writing: Writing Effective Emails

      Smart Customer Service 1: Courtesies, Attitude, and Ethics

      Smart Customer Service 2: Listening for Understanding

      Smart Customer Service 3: Effective Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

      Smart Customer Service 4: 3 Steps to Successful Customer Interaction

      Smart Customer Service 5: Handling Customer Complaints

      Smart Leadership: Part 1 - What Leaders Do

      Smart Leadership: Part 2 - Model the Way

      Smart Leadership: Part 3 - Inspire a Shared Vision

      Smart Leadership: Part 4 - Challenge the Process

      Smart Leadership: Part 5 - Enable Others to Act

      Smart Leadership: Part 6 - Encourage the Heart

      Smart Management: Coaching for Better Performance

      Smart Management: Data Security Smart Management: Discrimination in the Workplace for Managers

      Smart Management: Effective Performance Review Practices

      Smart Management: Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity for Managers

      Smart Management: Getting the Most out of a Multigenerational Workforce

      Smart Management: How to Handle Workplace Challenges

      Smart Management: Key Skills for Managing & Coaching Your Team

      Smart Management: Methods for Motivating and Mentoring Your Team

      Smart Management: SMART Goals - Setting Effective Targets for Success

      Smart Management: The Art & Science of Delegation

      Smart Mental Health: Managing Anger and Emotions

      Smart Mental Health: Reducing Stress and Anxiety


      Smart Safety: Safe Driving

      Smart Time Management: 7 Steps to Regaining Control of Your Day

      Smart Time Management: The 80/20 Rule for Making Every Minute Count

      Smart Workplaces: Code of Conduct - Ethics Education & Social Media Guidelines

      Smart Workplaces: Designing Safe Workspaces & Preventing Injury

      Smart Workplaces: Preparing for a Pandemic Flu Outbreak

      Smart Workplaces: Sexual Harassment Prevention

      Safety Bundle – Includes 26 courses-

      Back Safety

      Back Safety: Protection and Treatment Basics

      Bloodborne Pathogens

      Confined Spaces in Construction

      Crystalline Silica: Understanding the Hazards

      DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

      Driving Safety

      Eye and Face Protection

      Fire Essentials and Fire Science

      Fire Safety

      Hand & Power Tool Safety

      Heat Safety Awareness

      Lockout/Tagout

      Mold Remediation

      Mold Safety and Health

      OSHA 10-Hour Construction Online Course

      Personal Protective Equipment

      Respiratory Protection

      Safety: Fire Part 1 - Workplace Fire Hazards & Preventing Fires

      Safety: Fire Part 2 - Fire Protection Equipment & Techniques

      Walking and Working Surfaces

      Work Zone Safety and Traffic Control

      Worksite Safety 03: OSHA Fall Protection

      Worksite Safety 04: OSHA Struck-By & Caught-Between Accidents

      Worksite Safety 05: OSHA Personal Protective Equipment

      Worksite Safety 11: OSHA Hazards in Communication


      OSHA 30 bundle – Includes 27 courses-

      Back Safety

      Back Safety: Protection and Treatment Basics

      Bloodborne Pathogens

      Confined Spaces in Construction

      Crystalline Silica: Understanding the Hazards

      DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

      Driving Safety

      Eye and Face Protection

      Fire Essentials and Fire Science

      Fire Safety

      General Industry Safety - Hazard Communication

      Hand & Power Tool Safety

      Heat Safety Awareness

      Lockout/Tagout

      Mold Remediation

      Mold Safety and Health

      OSHA 10-Hour Construction Online Course

      OSHA 30 Hour Online Course

      Personal Protective Equipment

      Respiratory Protection

      Safety: Fire Part 1 - Workplace Fire Hazards & Preventing Fir

      Walking and Working Surfaces

      Work Zone Safety and Traffic Control

      Worksite Safety 03: OSHA Fall Protection

      Worksite Safety 04: OSHA Struck-By & Caught-Between Accidents

      Worksite Safety 05: OSHA Personal Protective Equipment

      Worksite Safety 11: OSHA Hazards in Communication


      OSHA 10 – Stand Alone
      OSHA 10 – Stand Alone Spanish
      OSHA 30 – Stand Alone
      OSHA 10 – Road Construction 

      Local 1290 Membership Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.


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