Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quarterly Safety Meeting Reminder - 9/8/12 on Fall Protection

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees:  All employees are invited to attend our 3rd quarterly safety meeting for 2012 which will be held on Saturday, September 8th from 7:00am to about 9:00am.  The safety training topic will be on Fall Protection.  The meeting will be held at our office location in the warehouse at 28059 W. Commercial Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.  We last trained on fall protection at our August 2010 quarterly safety meeting so it's time for a refresher for our tenured employees and maybe some new safety training for the new hires.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 646 people died from falling 6’ or more to a lower level while at work in 2010.  260 of those fall related fatalities were construction workers.  Fall related fatalities are the #1 killer in construction.  There were a total of 780 construction worker fatalities in 2010 and 33% of all the construction fatalities were due to falls.  Falls rank #1 as the most frequently cited construction OSHA standards with 7,139 citations being issued in 2010.  We want to provide fall protection 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!” 

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 September 8th.  Should you have any questions regarding fall protection or the upcoming meeting, please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.

Have a Safe Day!