Thursday, August 16, 2012

I.D.I.'s 100% Hard Hat Policy

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:  I just wanted to shoot out a reminder to all regarding our 100% hard hat policy.  We have recently had to issue several written safety warnings due to employees not wearing their hard hats while working.  This policy has been in place for many years and we are confident that all employees know the policy.  The policy is also gone over with all new hires during safety orientation.

We need for all employees to be wearing their hard hats for several reasons.  The #1 reason is for your safety.  Other reasons are that it is good for public relations with our clients, it is required by most of our clients and hard hats are an OSHA requirement based on most of the tasks we perform.

There are no excuses for not wearing your hard hat.  Our Safety Director & Superintendents are required to enforce this policy for your safety.  We have also trained our Safety Coordinators on enforcing our safety policies.  If a Safety Coordinator or any employee at I.D.I. advises you to put on your hard hat, they are doing you a favor. Our Safety Coordinators also have the authority to issue written safety warnings to employees not following our 100% hard hat policy.

Please keep in mind that the hard hat is not only required while you are performing a task. The hard hat is required at all times during your work shift except for during your break periods such as lunch.  Please keep in mind that if you are taking a break for lunch, etc., and then you are going to roam the job site such as to use the restroom, you are also required to wear your hard hat while roaming the job site as other trades may still be working.

If you have any questions regarding our 100% hard hat policy, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.

Have a Safe Day!