As you know, as per Section 26.6.3 of the CBA, Journeypersons are required to attend a minimum of four (4) hours of Safety/ OSHA or other approved training courses per year. In order to be eligible to receive foreman or general foreman’s pay, the Journeyperson must attend an addition four (4) hours of training listed above, (for a total of eight (8) hours) and must have a current OSHA 30 certification. The CBA language goes on to establish a Training Review Committee, made up of employer and union representatives, to oversee this requirement and ensure training obligations are met.
The inaugural meeting of the Training Review Committee took place January 15, 2020. The committee will share its progress with AGMA membership as new initiatives are implemented. For example, look for AGMA to communicate with its membership about ways to motivate your journeypersons to take classes and efficient methods of tracking courses completed.
For more information contact AGMA at (484) 444-0129.