Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Extension Cord - Safety!

Good morning I.D.I. employees:
How are your extension cords looking?  For your safety, it is required that you inspect your extension cords everyday before use.  You should be looking for tears in the outer insulation, missing ground prongs and the cords should have no exposed copper wires.  If you find any defects with your extension cords such as the three items mentioned above, the cord would need to be removed from service and reported to your supervisor.  Also, all extension cords should be in compliance with our assured ground conductor program and should have red tape on them towards each end of the cord.  Please see a Safety Coordinator at your job sites as they have cord testers and red tape to help maintain compliance. Also, we don't want our extension cords to be a trip hazard to you or to others working around you.  Extension cords should not run along the floor across hallways and corridors.  They should be strung up overhead whenever possible.

If you have any questions regarding extension cord safety, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.

Have a Safe Day!

These extension cords are in safe condition for use and in compliance with our assured grounding program!