Thursday, May 29, 2014

National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down on June 2nd at 9:30am!!!!!

OSHA – Fall Prevention Stand-Down on 6/2/14!
Good morning to all I.D.I. employees,

OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is promoting to all construction companies to participate in a National Fall Prevention Stand-Down.  The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction.  Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012.  Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2012. 

What is a Fall Prevention Stand-Down?  A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about "Fall Hazards" and to reinforce the importance of "Fall Prevention."

OSHA will be promoting this Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down on billboards in the Chicago area.

I.D.I. will be participating in this Safety Stand-Down and here is how: 
On Monday, 6/2/14 at 9:30am, we are asking all Safety Coordinators to perform the same fall protection toolbox talk.  We will hand out the toolbox talk at our volunteer quarterly safety meeting which is being held on Saturday, 5/31/14 at 7:00am.  In the event you are not present at the Saturday volunteer safety meeting, the toolbox talk that we want everyone to perform is in your Safety Coordinator Manual.  It is under the Fall Protection tab of your manual, it is toolbox talk # FP8 and it is called: What is Fall Protection?  After gathering your crew and performing the toolbox talk, have our employees, including yourself, sign the toolbox talk signature roster and turn that into our Safety Director.  We in turn have to advise OSHA as to how many employees participated in the Stand-Down.  OSHA’s goal is to have 500,000 construction workers participate in the Stand-Down. 

Let's work as a team to make this Safety Stand-Down a success by getting everyone involved and participating.  We thank you in advance for your help.  Should you have any questions, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Final Reminder - Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting on 5/31/14!!!!

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees:

This is just a final reminder of our second volunteer quarterly safety meeting of 2014 and it is being held this Saturday, May 31st at 7:00am.This safety training session will be held at our usual location at our shop at 28059 W. Commercial Ave. in Barrington, IL. The main safety topic for the meeting will be Behavior Based Safety being presented by Dan Balles. Dan is a Senior Risk Control Consultant from the Willis Group which is I.D.I.’s insurance agency. Dan has customized this safety training towards the types of work we perform at I.D.I. to help us in the battle against injuries. After Dan completes his session, we will then move on to reading the letters and showing the videos that were submitted by employees loved ones. You may recall that back in March, we sent a letter to all employee’s homes asking I.D.I. employees to have a loved one(s), a family member, a spouse, a child, a parent or someone who cares about you, to write a letter or submit a video as to why they want or need for you to work safe. We received in a total 5 letters and 4 videos. We advised in the letter that we would select the best three and reward them with a $100 gift card. We have contacted the winners and we have invited them to attend the May 31st volunteer quarterly safety meeting so we can present them with their gift cards. We received in a variety of letters and videos and each one was terrific and really nailed it as far as what we were hoping to receive. We can't wait to show everyone what was submitted because each one is unique in their own way. Thank you to the family members who took the time to tell us why you want your loved one to work safe and for making this contest a success. We hope to see all of you on May 31st.

If you have any questions about this volunteer safety meeting, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham. Peter can be reached by e-mail at or by calling (847) 417-1689.

Have a Safe Day!