Friday, October 28, 2011

Reminder - Next Quarterly Safety Meeting on 11/5/11

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:  As most of you know, our next quarterly safety meeting is on Saturday, 11/5/11 at our Barrington office location.  This meeting will be a little different than our typical quarterly safety meeting in that at 7:00am, we are going to perform Safety Coordinator training with the Safety Coordinators only.  We have invited the rest of our employees or non-Safety Coordinators to attend the meeting at 8:00am.  Starting around 8:10am, we will begin the 2nd half of the quarterly safety meeting with all employees and we plan on ending the meeting around 9:10am.  So, if you are a Safety Coordinator, you should arrive no later than 6:55am as we will start the meeting at 7:00am sharp.  We will then lock the doors to help keep the distractions to a minimum and we will re-open the doors at 8:00am at which time the rest of the employees should have arrived. 

The reason we are performing Safety Coordinator training is because over the past few years, we have promoted some employees into the Safety Coordinator role and we would like to get everyone on the same page as to what being a Safety Coordinator entails.  We are also doing the Safety Coordinator training to revive the Safety Coordinator program for the benefit of all employees in the battle against injuries. We will be distributing the Safety Coordinator manuals which contain the toolbox talks, weekly safety inspection forms, accident report forms, etc. to the Safety Coordinators at the meeting. 

If you are not sure if you should attend the 7:00am Safety Coordinator training portion or if you should arrive at 8:00am, you are advised to contact your Superintendent and he will let you know what time to arrive.  Should you have any questions about this meeting, you can also contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at
Have a Safe Day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Field Safety Committee Meeting Today at 3:00pm

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:  We are having our bi-monthly Field Safety Committee meeting today at 3:00pm.  This is where our Safety Director gets together with representatives from each of our trades and we discuss safety.  We go over the recent injuries that occurred since we previously met and we develop corrective measures to help prevent reoccurrences to other employees.  We discuss our safety policies and procedures.  We discuss how our job sites are looking such as housekeeping, fall protection, electrical hazards, etc.  We discuss unsafe acts that have been occurring and many other topics.  We get together to help make your career and profession safer.  If you have any ideas, thoughts or suggestions for the safety committee to discuss, you can talk to the field representatives about it and ask them to bring it up at the safety committee so we can brainstorm the matter.  The field representatives are Joe Bellich - paint, Rafael Nunez - taping, James Millar - acoustic, and Matt Larson for framing and carpentry.  These guys are volunteering their time for 6 meetings for the year to help make your career with I.D.I. safer.  Please use these safety committee members as your mouth piece. 
Have a Safe Day!