Numerous studies have proven union construction workers make up the safest workforce in the construction industry.
IBEW 520 believes safety training is critical to everyone on the job. We strongly support and encourage our members to obtain updated certifications and training to achieve this goal. Through industry-leading OSHA safety training, IBEW Local 520 members learn to efficiently complete tasks with minimal risk of injury — to themselves and others on the jobsite.
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, especially in Texas. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 34 percent of all Texas workplace deaths occurred in natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations.
This is why safety, including a safe work culture, becomes ingrained in IBEW Local 520 members from the start of their apprenticeship. From day one, apprentices learn not only how to work safely, but how to look out for others on the jobsite, who may not be following all the rules and endangering others.
Many of our Local 520 signatory contractors require our members to undergo OSHA-10 training, which is paid for by the Austin electrical training ALLIANCE.
A safe jobsite is an efficient jobsite. Limiting down time due to injury or death is what sets us apart from our competition. Each day, our top goal is for every IBEW Local 520 member to work safely on the jobsite and return home to their family at the end of their shift.