Thursday, October 10, 2019

Next Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting on 11/16/19!

Good morning to all IDI employees,

Just getting the word out that our next volunteer quarterly safety meeting is being held on Saturday, 11/16/19 from 7:00am to 9:00am at our Barrington office location at 28059 W. Commercial Ave.

We will provide more details about this safety meeting as we get closer to the meeting date.  We provide safety training through our volunteer quarterly safety meetings because we care about you, your loved ones and the health of the company.  We provide this training because of our safety mission statement:  "Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"

We hope to see you on November 16th, 2019.  In the meantime, keep looking out for each other.  Take care of your brother's and sister's as we are all one family!


Have a Safe Day!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Orange Tape on All 3-Pronged Electrical Tools & Extension Cords on 10/1/19!

Good morning to all IDI employees:

We begin a new quarter on 10/1/19 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, 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 10/1/19 through 12/31/19. 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!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

GLCA Cook-Off Event on 9/7/19 : What a Great Time!

Good morning to all IDI employees, 

It was great seeing a multitude of IDI employees/family members at the Great Lakes Construction Association barbeque cook-off event on Saturday, 9/7/19.  The weather was terrific, the free food and drink were awesome, the kids games were a blast, the live band did it up, and spending time with each other outside of work getting to know each other's families was priceless!
We heard only terrific feedback from the employees who attended.  We hope to see everyone at this event next year.  

Here a some photos from the event.  

Have a Safe Day!













Monday, September 16, 2019

James Thomas - Employee of the Week for 9/16/19 at Cook County Renovation!

Good morning IDI employees,  

Yet another IDI employee getting some safety recognition.  IDI's very own - carpenter, James Thomas, was chosen as the employee of the week for 9/16/19 by Walsh Construction at the Cook County Hospital Renovation job site.  James earned this recognition by playing a pro-active role in the safety culture at this job site.  

James mentioned that the reason he works safe is: "To go home to my family!"  

Way to go big James, way to make IDI proud!  

Please congratulate James when you see him.  

(By the way - you don't look to camera shy!)


Have a Safe Day!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rafael Nunez - Employee of the Week for 9/9/19 at Cook County Renovation!

Good morning IDI employees,  

We have another employee getting some safety recognition.  Drywall finisher, Rafael Nunez, was chosen as the employee of the week by Walsh Construction at the Cook County Hospital Renovation job site.  Rafael earned this recognition by playing a pro-active role in the safety culture at this job site.  

Rafael gets it - mentioning that he works safe for " his family and loved ones." 

Way to go Rafael, way to make IDI proud!  

Please congratulate Rafael when you see him.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

GLCA Cook-Off Event on 9/7/19 : All IDI Employees & Families Invited!


Hello to all IDI employees, 

The above flyer was sent out in this week's paycheck envelopes.  In case you didn't see it, you and your families are invited to this "free" event.  There will be several vendors barbecuing everything from ribs, chicken, beef, seafood, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwurst, pork, etc.  The IDI office staff will be participating in the cook-off serving up bratwurst.  All the food is free.  There will be plenty of games for kids.  There will be a live band.  Please ensure you stop by our IDI barbecue tent to get entered into our raffle for the prizes mentioned on the attached flyer.  Our tent will have an International Decorators' Inc. banner on it, so you won't miss finding us.  

You do need to register for this event.  Please email our human resource manager, Katie Clark at kclark@4idi.com by 8/28/19.  All you have to do is let Katie know your name and how many family members you are bringing.  

It will be nice spending time with the IDI family outside of the work environment in a casual, fun & relaxing atmosphere.  We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at this awesome event!  


Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

3rd Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting - This Saturday, 8/24/19

Good morning to all IDI employees,

Just putting out a final reminder that our next Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting is this Saturday, 8/24/19 from 7:00am to 9:00am.  The safety training session will be held in it's usual location at our Barrington office at 28059 W. Commercial Ave. The safety training topic is called:  Behavior Based Safety.  We will be raffling off three 1-day paid vacation days and you must be in attendance at the safety meeting to qualify to win. 

Our safety training meetings are all about you and your loved ones!  We provide safety training to help reduce the risk of injury and to help ensure that we are all 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!" 

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Have a Safe Day!