Thursday, October 31, 2013

Upcoming Safety Training Items at I.D.I.

Happy Halloween to all I.D.I. employees:  We hope that everyone has an enjoyable and safe halloween.  We just want to mention a couple of upcoming safety training sessions to keep everyone in the loop.  We have increased our field safety supervision coverage as we appointed 3 employees to the role of Safety Coordinator for our upcoming new year which starts on November 1st.  These 3 employees have demonstrated safety leadership skills during their tenure with International Decorators and we believe they will benefit our employees in helping to prevent injuries by serving in the role as a Safety Coordinator.  The 3 employees are framer - Dwayne Arneson, framer - Jason Ondera and painter - Dennis Johnson.  We are holding a Safety Coordinator training session with them on Friday, 11/1/13 at 2:30pm.  Please congratulate them and respect their position when they are performing future toolbox talks and performing weekly job site safety inspections. 

We also want to mention that we had a terrific turnout at our 10/26/13 volunteer quarterly safety meeting which was held for tapers, painters, drivers, office and shop personnel.  The meeting topics were back injury prevention, lifting/handling equipment and materials and the new Hazard Communication Standard involving the new Globally Harmonized System (G.H.S.).  We will provide the actual attendance/show-up percentage rate after we have our make-up meeting for those that could not attend.  We truly appreciate the employees who took time out of their busy lives for the sake of their safety and for those working around them to help make themselves and our whole company better and safer by attending the volunteer meeting.  Your actions show what you are all about and that you care!

The volunteer quarterly safety make-up meeting for the tapers and painters is being held on Tuesday, 11/5/13 at 4:00pm and invitations have been sent out to the prospective attendees.  If you have any questions, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689 or by e-mail at
Have a Safe Day and Safe Halloween!