Safety History / FPL & IBEW
The MOA included Safety in 1946.
In 1960 added the Joint Advisory Safety Committee with nothing at the local levels.
In 1962 established the “Standards & Procedures for the Administration of the Joint Advisory Safety Program” This was approved by the IBEW International President. This included a corporate JSC and LJASC’s
1973, November 1 Strike by 4500 IBEW members over Gloving. Strike lasted 93 days and was longest strike in FPL’s history. Prior strike in 69 was 70 days. Gloving was resolved in 3 weeks. Strike continued over what to do about the 1500 incidents of sabotage and vandalism, which caused outages to 4.5 million people. See data under 73 strike.
In 1974, after the strike by the IBEW over safety (gloving) the term “advisory” was dropped from the Standards and the program became a Joint Safety Program.
In the mid 70’s there were 4 fatalities (77-78) in the power plants over a six month period.
1994 joint accident investigation teams were agreed to and are referred to as SIAT’s. The company was going through downsizing and LJASC’s were changing frequently. To add continuity to the investigation of serious accidents the SIAT process was developed.
1994 In addition to SIAT’s BU JSC’s were agreed to. This was the result of the business units breaking out into their own entity.
From Jan. 1, 1990 – June 1995 their were 31 primary contacts in distribution. Of those 29 were serious. Of those 5 were fatalities.
2001 all MOU’s were included in the MOA. There was rumor of FPL merging with another company and unless the MOU’s, letters etc were part of the MOA they would not be binding. However, if in the MOA those MOU’s would be.
2004’s MOA included recognition for outstanding employees.
Finally, there is not much difference between the 1943 opening of par. 45 and of the 2004 opening paragraph of par. 45.