Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quarterly Safety Meeting on June 2nd!

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:  Just a reminder that all employees are invited to attend our 2nd quarterly safety meeting for 2012 which will be held on Saturday, June 2nd from 7:00am to about 9:00am.  The safety training topic will be on Scaffold Safety.  The meeting will be held at our office location in the warehouse at 28059 W. Commercial Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.  We last trained on scaffolding at our May, 2008 quarterly safety meeting so it’s time for a refresher for the veterans and maybe some new safety training for the new hires.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.3 million people work on scaffolding annually.  There are over 10,000 scaffold related injuries on average per year.  There has been an average of 88 scaffold related fatalities over the past 5 years.  Scaffold ranks #2 as the most frequently cited construction OSHA standards with 7,069 citations being issued in 2010.  We want to provide scaffold safety training so that you don’t become one of these statistics.  We want for all of our employees to live up to our safety mission statement which is: “Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!”  And that is why we are providing scaffold safety training.   

We encourage everyone to attend for several reasons of which the most important reason is for your safety. 
We look forward to seeing you on June 2nd.  Should you have any questions regarding scaffold safety or the upcoming meeting, please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.  

Have a Safe Day!