Safety & Health

Director: David Mullen

202 728-6040



The 2017 Fall IBEW Safety Caucus is scheduled for September 21, 2017 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, IN. The Caucus will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:00 am on Thursday morning. 

Online registration for the caucus will be available starting Friday May 26, 2017 through Local Connections and attendees must be registered no later than September 15, 2017. Registration fee is $50.00 per person. Hotel reservations can be made at the JW Marriott Indianapolis at (317) 860-5800 or online through Local Connections.
Please reference the National Safety Council (NSC) Labor Division Group Code LABOR17NSC to receive the discounted rate of $221.00 per night.
Space may be limited so reservations must be made by Friday, July 28, 2017.

The Fall NSC Labor Division meeting will be held Friday through Sunday, September 22, 2017, through September 24, 2017, and will also take place at the JW Marriott. 
Please note the NSC Labor Division fall meeting is a separate meeting and requires a separate registration and fee. 
Delegates to the IBEW Safety Caucus are not required to attend the NSC Labor Division meeting; however, beginning with the 32nd International Convention, delegates have unanimously passed resolutions recommending that all local unions that are financially able, affiliate and participate in the affairs of the NSC Labor Division.  

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Safety and Health Department Director David Mullen at (202) 728-6040 or by email to

NEW IBEW Life Saving Award Announced

International President Lonnie Stephenson is pleased to announce a new IBEW Life Saving Award. 

For many years, our Brotherhood has been extremely proud of the many members who have performed the most noble of all services – the saving of a human life. Many of our members have prepared themselves for such an emergency by taking first-aid and safety training courses.

The IBEW recognizes those that perform this honorable act with the IBEW Life Saving Award. Traditionally two types of awards have been given. A third category is now being recognized. 

The IBEW Life Saving Award-Non – Member (New).  This award will be presented to recognize a non-IBEW member who, by direct personal involvement, saves the life of an IBEW member.

Although here is no formal application for an IBEW Life Saving Award, all nominations shall be submitted by the president or business manager of the candidate’s local union, or in the case of the Non-Member Award, the local union of the member whose life was saved. A letter complying with the following items is the only requirement for the submission for an award.

Please click on the Life Saving Award Process PDF icon in the upper right corner of this page for the nominating process and criteria for each of the three IBEW Life Saving Awards.

About the IBEW Safety Caucus:

The IBEW convenes an exclusive IBEW only safety caucus twice yearly. Both meetings are held in conjunction with the National Safety Council Labor Division’s regularly scheduled meetings - first in the spring, and again in the fall. The spring meeting program is set for one and a half days, and because of time constraints the fall meeting program is scheduled for one day. The safety caucus provides the 100-plus IBEW members that regularly attend the caucus necessary time to discuss issues that are critical in furthering occupational safety and health for IBEW members.

International President Stephenson continues to affirm the commitment from his office to the future of the caucus, and directs delegates to align their focus toward an advisory role to the international office on safety matters affecting IBEW members.

For more information about the meetings or the NSC, you may contact IBEW Safety Director David Mullen at 202-728-6040 or 

About the Safety & Health Department:

The Safety and Health Department is assigned responsibilities related to safety and health involving all trade jurisdictions of the IBEW. The department’s primary focus is occupational safety, although home, community, and personal safety and health issues frequently require departmental attention.

Local unions are required to report serious lost time accidents and fatalities using the web based accident reporting system.


Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness