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Linemen VS Alcohol

6/9/2018
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Welcome to another episode of The Lineman Life. The podcast for power professionals. Today we’re going to talk about a lineman favorite, alcohol. So this last week I happened to be riding around and I started thinking about a couple of alcohol stories from some of my fellow linemen and myself. I decided to get... The post Linemen VS Alcohol appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:20:10

John M Wilson Interview

6/2/2018
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Sterling “Buck” Hampton Go Fund Me Page https://gofundme.com/sterling-hampton-recovery-fund John M Wilson 971-678-9764 jwssky@gmail.com Lineman Brotherhood Worldwide Facebook Group Our Worldwide IBEW Line Clearance Tree Experts Facebook Group The post John M Wilson Interview appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:27:04

Are You a Professional Lineman?

5/26/2018
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Today we are going to talk about the types of lineman, in my mind there are two types, professional Lineman and regular Lineman. If I were to ask you, “are you are a professional lineman,” how would you answer? I am pretty sure you would answer yes, but are all Lineman really professionals? Many Lineman... The post Are You a Professional Lineman? appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:16:40

Hawaii Lava Update

5/19/2018
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Welcome to another episode of The Lineman Life, the podcast for power professionals like yourself. Today we’re gonna talk about lava and what’s going on on the island of Hawaii. This has been one of the craziest weeks for me in a long time. I know everybody on the mainland seen it in the news,... The post Hawaii Lava Update appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:14:38

New Advances in Lineman Tools

5/6/2018
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If you are a Lineman and you like tools this is the episode for you. Tool manufactures are more involved than ever in making tools for Lineman. Tools are being made now that can interface with an app or be operated through blue-tooth. I talk with tool vendors at the IP Utility Safety Conference about... The post New Advances in Lineman Tools appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:21:07

Second Points of Contact with Bruce Meagher, Lineman

4/28/2018
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Learn how a Lineman lost one of his friends due to improper cover and how that experience 30 years ago set him on the path to teaching others about the importance of covering second points of contact.Straight from IP Utility Safety Conference in Loveland, CO. I talk with Lineman Bruce Meagher about his 36 years... The post Second Points of Contact with Bruce Meagher, Lineman appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:28:24

The Biggest Reason Not To Be Complacent

4/21/2018
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If I were to ask you would this be the year you get injured by being complacent, you would probably answer no. If you had asked me this question in early 2005 I would have answered exactly like you just did. In the next 20 minutes you will learn what happened to me in 2005... The post The Biggest Reason Not To Be Complacent appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:19:51

The Second Most Important Lineman Skill

4/13/2018
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Many things have changed over the last 30 years for Lineman in the Utility industry. 30 years ago there was no FR or Hi-Vis clothing, 30 years ago there were no harnesses in the bucket, 30 years ago yelling, bullying and screaming for communication was common on the crew, there is less of that type... The post The Second Most Important Lineman Skill appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:19:29

Do You Know These 4 Apprentices?

4/5/2018
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Let me take you back to September 7th, 1981. It was one of the most important days of my life. About a month earlier, I had been accepted to my company’s apprenticeship training program, after being a grunt for about a year. I was so excited to finally get started on my career and path... The post Do You Know These 4 Apprentices? appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:16:15

So you Want to Be a Lineman

3/29/2018
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Today’s episode is for anyone who is looking to become a Lineman. I see lots of talk on Facebook and other Lineman bulletin boards from people asking about getting a job as a lineman. If this is you, listen up. I can’t tell you exactly how all companies run their hiring but I can tell... The post So you Want to Be a Lineman appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:27:51

This Could Be the Greatest Lineman Tradition

3/22/2018
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I want to talk to you today about being your brother’s keeper, when you hear the saying “you are your brother’s keeper” or “being your brother’s keeper,” what do you think about? What I was taught was, being your brother’s keeper means you look out for yourself but are always looking out for your fellow... The post This Could Be the Greatest Lineman Tradition appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:16:49

Beginners Guide to Doing Line Work in Hawaii

3/11/2018
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I worked as a lineman for over 30 years at my company South Carolina Electric & Gas. I had pretty much seen it all, done it all, knew it all. I was burnrt out, I felt I had nothing left to learn. I was ready for a change of scenery, my wife felt the same... The post Beginners Guide to Doing Line Work in Hawaii appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:24:15

20 Minutes to Armageddon: What I learned That Will Help Your Line Crew

3/2/2018
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20 minutes Until Armageddon: What I Learned That Will Help Your Line Crew Have you ever thought you might have only 20 minutes to live? On Saturday, January 13th, 8:00 am, I was standing on the driving range at Kona Country Club on the big island of Hawaii. It was a beautiful day, sunny and... The post 20 Minutes to Armageddon: What I learned That Will Help Your Line Crew appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:27:58

Help! I Have to Give a Safety Meeting Talk

2/24/2018
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So today we are going to talk about safety meetings. Nothing strikes fear into a lineman’s heart as having to stand up and give a talk during a safety meeting, I have seen the biggest, baddest lineman melt when they are up on the stage. There you are in front of all of you smart... The post Help! I Have to Give a Safety Meeting Talk appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:31:36

Pre-job Briefings, From Routine to Remarkable

2/13/2018
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What is one of the most effective ways to prevent employee injuries out in the field? Are you frustrated that small mistakes lead to needless employee injuries? A good pre-job meeting (Tailgate, Tailboard etc.) is critical in preventing injuries. In my opinion this is the most important meeting of the day. Use these tips to... The post Pre-job Briefings, From Routine to Remarkable appeared first on The Lineman Life Podcast.

Duration:00:22:01