Congratulations

Posted September 26, 2023

Congratulations to all of the Local 487 members who took home prizes from the raffle at this year’s STAR Event. Special congratulations to Fermin Guzman who took home the Chevy Malibu. Don’t forget to keep your certifications up to date. You can find all upcoming classes at the DC 16 STAR website https://dc16star.org/course-category/active-courses/ 

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PAINTERS- Don’t forget the new language that was added to your CBA regarding training. This is a requirement to be dispatched starting in January 2025. See below

Section 15. SAFETY TRAINING – Each Journeyperson and above (Painter) shall obtain and maintain the certifications and training outlined in subsections a and b below. Once the required training is complete and up-to-date, Journeypersons and above shall then annually complete a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of painter-trade and/or safety education training courses that are recommended by their Employer. The curriculum for such continuing education shall be established and provided by the Finishing Trades Institute of Northern California and Nevada (“FTI”) and made available through the STAR Program. They shall possess a valid and updated training card and provide documented proof of training to their Employer and the FTI. The Union shall not dispatch any Journeyperson without proof of training. 

(a) Each Journeyperson and above (Commercial Painter) shall successfully complete and maintain the following: 

  1. By January 1, 2025
    i. Fall Protection (USACE EM385), including Ladder Safety, and 

ii. Mobile Elevated Worker Platforms, and 

iii. Harassment Training 

or
iv. Sixteen (16) hours employer recommended painter trade and/or safety education 

training, if the above-required training is complete and up to date. If none or only a portion of the above training is complete, the hours to complete the required training above would count towards the minimum sixteen (16) hours. 

  1. By January 1, 2026
    i. OSHA-10 or OSHA-30, and 

ii. Scaffold Training or 

iii. Sixteen (16) hours Employer recommended painter trade and/or safety education training, if the above-required training is complete and up to date. If none or only a portion of the above training is complete, the hours to complete the required training above would count towards the minimum sixteen (16) hours. 

(b) Each Journeyperson and above (Industrial & Bridge Painter) shall successfully complete and maintain the following: 

  1. By January 1, 2025
    i. OSHA-10, and 

ii. Scaffold Training, and

iii. Harassment Training 

or
iv. Sixteen (16) hours Employer recommended painter trade and/or safety education 

training, if the above-required training is complete and up to date. If none or only a portion of the above training is complete, the hours to complete the required training above would count towards the minimum sixteen (16) hours. 

  1. By January 1, 2026
    i. CAS Level 2 Certification for spray painters and blasters; or 

ii. Hanging Platform Training, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, and Fall Protection (USACE EM385), including Ladder Safety for all others
or 

iii. Sixteen (16) hours Employer recommended painter trade and/or safety education training, if the above-required training is complete and up to date. If none or only a portion of the above training is complete, the hours to complete the required training above would count towards the minimum sixteen (16) hours. 

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