Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Going to Be Freezing Tomorrow - Dress in Layers

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees:  It is projected to be our coldest day of the year tomorrow.  You are advised to dress in layers of clothing.  Wear gloves and try to keep them dry.  You should also wear a knit hat under your hard hat as most of our body heat is lost through our head. If employees need breaks from the cold, they are advised to discuss it with their foreman and in turn the foreman should notify and discuss this with his/her Superintendent.  Keep an eye on each other!
Have a Safe Day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another Reason to Always Work Safely

Yesterday I was at one of our job sites and I had a discussion with the superintendent from the general contractor that we are working for.  He advised that OSHA was at this job site last week and took pictures of another subcontractor not using fall protection in a material hoist area.  The general contractor had set up a double corral type guardrail system.  The subcontractor was not using the corral system appropriately.  The subcontractor had an employee appropriately tied off with fall arrest equipment while accepting a material load that was being hoisted into the project at an elevated level.  Another employee jumped in to help, however, the 2nd employee helping did not use fall arrest equipment.  OSHA was sitting in the parking lot, took photos and then issued the subcontractor an OSHA citation.  The general contractor was not issued an OSHA citation.  The superintendent advised that this safety issue led to several meetings with his bosses and his company's safety director and he said he could have lost his job.  He said that he was able to keep his job because he had built the double corral guardrail system, trained the subcontractors on the appropriate way to use it, trained them on the fall protection plan, etc. 

This is another reason that we (I.D.I. employees) need to always do things the right way and always work in a safe manner.  We don't want for an employee of our general contractor to lose his job because we aren't working safely.
Please keep this in mind the next time you go to perform a task in an unsafe manner as you are not only jeopardizing yourself and the company, you are also putting others in a bad position. 

Have a Safe Day!

I.D.I.'s Safety Mission Statement

Good morning everyone:  As you start off your day, keep our safety mission statement in mind and don't just go through the motions. 
"Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"
With every task you do, you should plan ahead and think about how you could get injured performing a task and then think about and implement preventative measures. 

Are you wearing the correct PPE?  Do you have the correct length of ladder?  Do you have safety rails on your scaffold?  Is there debris on the floor in your work area? 

If not for yourself, be safe for your loved ones.

Have a Safe Day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ice & Snow Removal This Morning --

I.D.I. employees:  Captain Obvious is reminding you that it snowed last night so we need to be performing de-icing and snow removal of our exterior work areas to prevent slip, trip and fall type injuries.  Indoor projects; this is a reminder to perform housekeeping.  Indoor slip, trip and fall prevention is just as important as outdoors. 
Have a Safe Day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

This is What Not To Do When Operating a Scissor Lift!

All I.D.I. Safety Coordinators - Monday's Toolbox Talk

Hey I.D.I. Safety Coordinators - Today is Monday which means you should have done a safety toolbox talk training session with the employees at your site and safety inspection of your work areas.  Don't forget to get those safety documents turned in. 

Safety Tip For Monday, 1/17/11

It's snowing out today. To all I.D.I. employees; if you are working outside today, make sure your work surface is clean of ice and snow.  Use shovels, brooms and salt when possible.  Don't forget about your aerial lift and scaffold platforms.