How Do YOU Lead Your Apprentices and Helpers?

I want to ask you, which style of leading helpers and apprentice lineman is better, autocratic or democratic?  Autocratic is where the person in charge makes all the decisions and directs his workers to follow. Democratic is where the person in charge gets everyone together to make sure everyone understands what the job is and…

Lineman Make Too Much Money

Today I want to talk to you about a favorite subject of linemen, and that is the subject of overtime. Now this is going to be a little bit of a rant, because something happened to me this week. I heard somebody talking about overtime, and well it actually pissed me off in a way….

Written in Blood

I was hanging out in a Facebook group for #Lineman a couple of weeks ago, if you have never had the experience I suggest you try it out. In this group, #Lineman post things that run the scale from funny to ridiculous. The group I’m in has it’s share of trolls. A troll in a…

Linemen VS Alcohol

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…

John M Wilson Interview

Listen as I interview John M Wilson, founder of two large Facebook groups for Lineman and Line Clearance Tree Trimmers. John and I talk about improving safety for Lineman and Tree Trimmers.   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…

Are You a Professional Lineman?

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…

New Advances in Lineman Tools

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…

Second Points of Contact with Bruce Meagher, Lineman

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…

The Biggest Reason Not To Be Complacent

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…