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!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Mandatory Daily 5-Minute Safety Huddles!

Good morning to all IDI employees,

As you know, International Decorators has a procedure in place called the Daily 5-Minute Safety Huddle.  Our lead field supervisors conduct these 5-minute safety huddles with all employees at the start of their shift with the purpose of focusing our employee’s minds on safety before work commences.  During the safety huddle, the crews shall discuss any job site hazards that anyone has identified and discuss as a team what they can do to eliminate or reduce the hazards to an acceptable level of risk.  This safety huddle shall include a task hazard analysis.  The employees shall plan their tasks for the day, discuss the hazards of the tasks and what measures they are taking to prevent injury or health hazards due to the tasks and conditions.  Discussion examples are; what equipment and materials will be needed to perform the task safely, how to use the equipment safely, PPE to be worn, inspecting electrical cords, inspecting equipment, using safety rails on scaffolds when required, locking scaffold wheels, safe ladder usage, fall protection planning, guards in place on saws and tools that require them, reporting open holes/trenches in the floor, overhead hazards, struck-by hazards, caught-between hazards, housekeeping concerns, etc.

This procedure is about communication, getting together as a team, having each other's back, and helping to ensure that all of our employees and those working around us are able to go home alive and in the same condition as they arrived; your loved ones count on it.

Make this morning's 5-minute safety huddle count!!!!

If you have any questions about the daily 5-minute safety huddles or anything about safety, please contact our Safety Director, Safety Pete at (847) 417-1689.

Have a Safe Day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Next Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting on Saturday, 9/8/18 at 7:00am!

Good morning to all IDI employees,  
Below is our volunteer quarterly safety meeting notice that is going out to all of you in the mail within the next few days. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 8th! 

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, 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 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, tool user using good ergonomics (body positioning) while using a tool, repetitive use of tools 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.

So, we hope you mark this on your calendar to attend our tool safety training meeting 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.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Have a Safe Day!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

International Decorators, Inc. - Award Winning Safety Culture!!!

Good morning to all IDI employees,

Look what you did!

The Finishing Contractors Association International (FCAI) selected International Decorators, Inc. to be a recipient of their 2017 CREST Award as we were one of their national Top 3 Finalists in safety training and safety performance.  The CREST award stands for Contractors Recognizing Excellence in Safety Training.  International Decorators, Inc. was also then recognized for this award in a weekly national magazine called Engineering News-Record (ENR) in their July 16th, 2018 edition and IDI was named as one of the Safest Contractors In North America!!!

We received this award because of you.  To receive a prestigious award such as the CREST Award, it takes every single employee pulling on the same rope, in the same direction, all the time.  It takes every single employee caring about safety, caring about yourself, your co-workers, those working around you and for your loved ones!  It takes everyone living up to our safety mission statement:
"Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Below is the letter from FCAI explaining the award, the accompanying award certificate and a page from ENR magazine.


Have a Safe Day!