Is the job dangerous?

Working in construction or around moving machinery carries some inherent danger. In addition, elevator constructors are often required to work at heights that might make some uncomfortable. The dangers that come with this work are part of why the union exists. Union support, knowledge, and training are what keep apprentices and mechanics safe on the job every day. The NEIEP curriculum is designed to include safety training at every level, and in every subject. Union membership means apprentices are required to meet training standards far above what would be required by a non-union operation. The IUEC’s motto is Work Hard, Work Safe.