Monday, October 21, 2013

Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting, Saturday, 10/26/13 - Painters, Tapers & Shop Personnel Only!

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees: Just a reminder that our next volunteer quarterly safety meeting is this coming Saturday, October 26th from 7:00am to about 9:00am. The meeting is being held for the painters and tapers only as far as field personnel and it is also offered to the drivers, warehouse and office personnel. We will be providing training on 2 safety topics.  The first hour will be on back & joint injury prevention, lifting techniques, pre-work stretching and it will be performed by our guest trainer, Loren Wolf. We feel this topic is very beneficial as everybody lifts equipment and materials on almost a daily basis. This training may just help you prevent against sustaining a back injury, strain type injuries and other types of injuries caused by lifting. The 2nd hour of safety training will be on the new Hazard Communication Standard know as G.H.S.  This training involves a new chemical labeling system, safety data sheets (formerly known as material safety data sheets) and pictograms.  This is a new OSHA standard that employers are required to train on to help make working around chemicals safer for our employees. 

We provide safety training as a benefit to our employees to help prevent you and our other family members from sustaining injuries. The quarterly safety meetings help us to sustain an overall positive safety culture and help steer us towards achieving our safety goals. As you all know, our #1 and #2 safety goals are to have No Fatalities and Zero Lost-Time Injuries. We are asking you to help us with these safety goals by voluntarily attending the safety meeting. We hold these safety meetings on a quarterly basis in order to help keep safety at the forefront of everyone's mind. 

The meeting will be held at our usual meeting location at our Barrington office located at 28059 W. Commercial Ave in Barrington, IL.

Please help spread the word!

As always, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham, with any questions. You can reach him by e-mail at

Have a Safe Day!