Wednesday, June 27, 2012

July - Historically Our Highest Injury Frequency Month

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:  July historically happens to be our highest injury frequency month.  For the past 5 years, July has lead in this category.  This trend is most likely due to several factors.  Some of those factors are that we do get busier in July, extreme summer heat leading to fatigue and employees not focused on the task at hand due to their minds being on summer activities, family fun, etc.  What can we do to combat this and reverse the trend?  As far as summer heat, I encourage you to read the proceeding article on this blog. As far as I.D.I. getting busier in July; that is true, we are busy this month with several school projects, tenant work, etc., which means we have an increased work force working more hours which increases our injury risk.  To combat this, that means each individual should take it upon himself to focus on the task at hand and pre-plan safety into your task.  We are challenging everyone in the company to help us to reverse this negative trend and to help us reach our short term safety goal of having ZERO INJURIES IN JULY.  To reach this goal, we need your help.  Safety Coordinators play a big role in this effort.  Let's not just go through the motions in July in performing our toolbox talks.  Let's get the crews together and get serious about our Monday morning toolbox talk training.  Pick a topic that pertains to the type of task, equipment, job site conditions or hazards you are facing and read the toolbox talk to the crew.  Then have a discussion about the topic so that everyone has a clear understanding and focus on safety. You can make a difference.  If you need safety assistance at your project, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day & Safe July!