Friday, November 25, 2011

4th Quarter & Year End Quarterly Safety Meeting Attendance - Great Job Everyone!

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:  We had our 4th & final quarterly safety meeting of 2011 on 11/5/11 and our final makeup safety meeting on 11/22/11.  Our final attendance results have been tallied and here they are:  For the 4th quarterly safety meeting we had a total field show up rate of 92% and a Safety Coordinator show up rate of 96%.  For the whole year, the total field show up rate was 86% and the Safety Coordinator show up rate was 91%.  We exceeded our attendance goals which are 75% for total field and 80% for Safety Coordinators.  We want to extend a big thank you to all of the employees who took time away from your busy schedules to attend our quarterly safety meetings.  This reflects your true colors and shows what you are all about.  Your attendance is vital to I.D.I. in helping us to maintain our strong safety culture and making us the industry leader in safety in the construction field.  Hopefully we reap the benefits of the strong performance of exceeding our safety meeting attendance goals by having fewer injuries which means less pain for our employees and overall should help us to be more competitive in our bidding of projects.  You may recall at the last quarterly meeting we announced that we also exceeded our injury cost per man hours worked goal which is to be at $0.50 or better.  We ended the year at $0.46 which was the first time we have exceeded this goal since we began tracking it 5 years ago. 
Now the challenge ahead is to keep the momentum rolling into 2012.  We cannot let our guard down when it comes to safety.  Safety is not something you purchase once and you own it.  Safety is on ongoing process.  Safety is something you do all the time.  The goal of safety is to make it become engrained and 2nd nature to the point where you don't even really have to think about it, you just do the right thing and make the correct safe choices because that is just how you do it. 
Great job everyone on having one of our safest years on records.  We can't do it without you!
Have a Safe Day!