Saturday, November 3, 2018

Final Reminder - Next Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting - Electrical Safety on 11/17/18

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:

We are just putting out a final reminder that our 4th and final Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting of 2018 is being held on Saturday, 11/17/18 at 7:00am at our Barrington office location.

The safety training topic will be on Electrical Safety.  Tom King, Safety Director for Continental Electric will be presenting the training.  Tom is an electrician who became involved with safety due to his passion for preventing injuries.  Tom knows his stuff when it comes to electrical safety.  This promises to be an electrifying meeting.  We look forward to seeing everyone on 11/17/18.  Please think about any electrical safety related questions you may have as this will be the perfect time to ask them.

In the meantime, be safe out there.  It's all about you and your loved ones!

"Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"  

See you at the meeting!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Orange Tape on All 3-Pronged Electrical Tools & Extension Cords on 10/1/18!

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees:

We begin a new quarter on 10/1/18 for our Assured Grounding Conductor Program. We are to switch over our cords from the previous quarter's red tape to orange tape.  To all Safety Advocates/Coordinators, please help keep our employees safe and help keep us OSHA compliant by following our assured grounding conductor program. Please inspect, test and color-code with orange tape all extension cords and 3 pronged electrical tools.  All extension cords and tools need to be visually inspected. If you see any defects in the cords such as bare wires, severe kinks, missing or damaged ground prong, the cord pulling away from the plug end-housing, etc., then that tool or cord would need to be immediately removed from service and reported to the lead person. If your tool/cord passes the visual inspection, your next step is to test the cord with a receptacle tester. First, you should test the outlet that you will be plugging your cord into to ensure that it is properly wired. You should see 2 yellow lights lit up on your tester and the red light should be off. This means the outlet is working appropriately. Next, plug your cord into the outlet and then test the cord with the receptacle tester. Again, you should see the same light pattern as mentioned above and this would mean the cord passed the test and it is good and safe to use. Any other light pattern means that there is a problem with the cord and the cord needs to be removed from service and reported to your lead person. If the cord passes the visual inspection and the cord tester test, you should then remove the previous quarter's red electrical tape and install the orange electrical tape about 1" down from both plug ends. Your cord is now in compliance with our 4th quarter's Assured Grounding Program. The orange tape shall remain in place from 10/1/18 through 12/31/18. You are not quite done yet! All employees now need to visually inspect all electrical cords and tools on a daily basis and if any defects are found, the cord or tool needs to be immediately removed from service.

Thank you for taking the time to ensure your electrical tools and cords are in safe working order. Your actions may prevent one of our family members from sustaining an electrical shock type injury or worse yet and electrocution. If you need a roll of orange tape, please contact your Superintendent. If you have any questions regarding our Assured Grounding Conductor Program please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham, at (847) 417-1689.

Have a Safe Day!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Next Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting - Electrical Safety on 11/17/18

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:

We are just getting the word out that our 4th and final Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting of 2018 is being held on Saturday, 11/17/18 at 7:00am at our Barrington office location.

The safety training topic will be on Electrical Safety.  Tom King, Safety Director for Continental Electric will be presenting the training.  Tom is an electrician who became involved with safety due to his passion for preventing injuries.  Tom knows his stuff when it comes to electrical safety.  This promises to be an electrifying meeting.  We look forward to seeing everyone on 11/17/18.  Please think about any electrical safety related questions you may have as this will be the perfect time to ask them.

We will be mailing a safety meeting notice to all of our employees homes in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, be safe out there.  It's all about you and your loved ones!

"Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"  

See you at the meeting!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9/8/18 Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting - Photos of the Event

Good afternoon IDI employees,

We want to say thank you to all of you who attended our volunteer quarterly safety meeting that was held on Saturday, 9/8/18.  As you know, the safety training topic was on Power Tool Safety & Paint Spray Pump Safety and we had a terrific turnout for this event.  We feel this safety training session was a huge success because of the clear weather, our power tool and paint spray pump provider/partners and because of you, our employees for coming out in full force, for being engaged & for caring!

We want to extend a big thank you to our tool and paint spray pump provider/partners, Colony Hardware, DeWalt, Graco, Hilti, JC Licht & Makita.  We value our partnerships and the support you provide.  Thank you for helping to support our safety mission statement: "Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"

We hope that this safety training session was beneficial to you and your loved ones.
Below are photos from the event.
Have a Safe Day!














































Wednesday, August 29, 2018

GLCA's - 2018 Tailgate Cook-Off (Free Event on 9/8/18)

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees,

International Decorators is a member of the Great Lakes Construction Association (GLCA).  GLCA is hosting an awesome free event to all of their members.  The event is GLCA's 2018 Tailgate Cook-Off.  There will be teams cooking burgers, sausage, seafood, chicken, pizza, ribs, pork, brisket and mixing bloody Mary's and Margaritas.  This is all free to you and your family!

This means that you and your families are invited to attend this free event which is being held on Saturday, 9/8/18 from 11:00am to 6:00pm, which is a few hours after our volunteer quarterly safety meeting.  GLCA advises that they are expecting more than 350 members and their families to attend. GLCA is advertising that they will have face painting, mini-golf, bag toss, obstacle course, inflatable basketball, ninja warrior ball run & sticky wall, a terrific band, prizes and a few other activities. They are allowing attendees to bring their own coolers. 

The location of the Tailgate Cook-Off is at the Lake County Fair Grounds located at 1120 East Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL. 60030.  

They currently have 18+ cooking teams ready to compete.  If you and/or your family want to attend this free event, you need to RSVP to Lorraine at events@greatlakesca.org or you can call Lorraine at GLCA at (847) 623-2345 and let her know you want to register for this event.  Just let Lorraine know you are an employee of International Decorators.

I attended last year and saw many IDI employees at the event.  I'm telling you, you should go, it was a great time and it is FREE!  Please see the flyer below for some additional info.

You can also call Safety Pete with any questions at (847) 417-1689.

Activity Flyer 2018 Promo



Saturday, August 25, 2018

Reminder Notice - Next Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting on 9/8/18! (Tool Safety)

Good morning to all IDI employees,  

Volunteer Quarterly Safety 
Meeting Notice

You are invited to attend our 3rd volunteer quarterly safety meeting of 2018. 

Who is invited?   All IDI employees 
                          
When is the meeting?   Saturday, September 8th, 2018
                                          7:00am to 9:00am

Where is the meeting?  At our Barrington Shop/Office
                                       (28059 W. Commercial Ave., Barrington)

What is the topic?  Tool Safety!
                         
We will have representatives from the various tool companies of the power tools we use at our volunteer quarterly safety meeting providing tool safety training.  There will be trainers from Hilti, Dewalt, Makita and JC Licht/Graco.

We all use various tools for a variety of tasks.  Depending on the tool being used and the task being performed with the tool comes a variety of safety requirements such as the correct personal protective equipment to wear, ensuring we have the correct blade on a saw, working blade guards in place, using the right tool for the task, inspecting tools prior to use, paint spray injection hazards, and other tool related safety items.  As tool technology improves, we purchase new tools and we want to ensure we are all on the same page with tool safety.  According to recent data, there are over 400,000 emergency room visits due to tool related accidents and we don’t want for our family members (employees) to be one of those statistics.

We look forward to seeing everyone on 9/8/18!

Should you have any questions about this meeting, please ask your Superintendent or contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689 or at pgraham@4idi.com.

Have a Safe Day!