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…

The Second Most Important Lineman Skill

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…

Do You Know These 4 Apprentices?

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…

So you Want to Be a Lineman

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…

This Could Be the Greatest Lineman Tradition

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…