Local Lodge 433 Receives Coveted Charles W. Jones Award


Kansas City, KS (October 8, 2013) – MOST, the non-profit tripartite safety and training arm of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB), presented the annual Charles W. Jones award to Local Lodge 433 (Tampa, FL.) during the 28th Annual MOST National Tripartite Conference held October 6-9in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

James Barnes Jr., business manager/secretary-treasurer for Local Lodge 433, accepted the award on behalf of the lodge’s 300 members. The lodge has work jurisdiction for the southern half of Florida, from north of Orlando, eastward to Titusville, westward to the Crystal River and all points south to Key West.

The award was designed to promote the use of MOST Programs and is awarded annually to the local lodge, which, according to IBB International President Newton B. Jones, “encourages their members to participate in MOST and continue achieving the highest levels of safety and training in the industry.” President Jones presented the award in ceremonies October 8.

To win the award, a local must have the highest percentage of members participating in seven of the 17 MOST programs: MOST OSHA 10/30 Program, MOST Common Arc Program, MOST Substance Abuse Program, MOST Scaffolding Program, MOST Steel Erection Program, MOST Rigging Program and MOST Leadership Program.

The award is named after the late Boilermakers’ International President Emeritus, Charles W. Jones, who led the effort to establish the national MOST labor-management trust fund in 1989 and vigorously pushed its expansion over the years. The award encourages the use of the MOST programs and rewards a local lodge and its members for their commitment to and participation in

MOST. In addition to this recognition bestowed at the annual Tripartite Alliance Conference, the local lodge recipient is presented with a cast silicon bronze statue depicting a 1930s-era boilermaker holding a rivet gun.