Friday, June 20, 2014

400 Consecutive Days Since Our Last Lost-Time Injury!!!!!

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

Just to keep everyone in the loop - our consecutive days worked streak since our last lost-time injury remains in tact.  As of today, we have now worked 400 straight days since our last lost-time injury.  Our next safety milestone date is July 26th.  If we can continue our streak until July 26th, we will have broken our previous 15 year record of working 435 consecutive days between lost-time injuries.

Please continue to do your part and work safe!  If you see someone doing something unsafely, please stop them for their own safety and for the sake of their loved ones.

This is a win/win for everyone.  No lost-time injuries means that no one is having to go through the pain involved when a lost-time injury occurs. The true winners are our employees and their loved ones. 

We hope everyone has a terrific and safe weekend!

Have a Safe Day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Captain Obvious - Weather Related Warning!

Good morning to all I.D.I. employees,

It's Captain Obvious here again to tell you that there is a potential for bad weather today.  If you have exterior work and if you see lightning, you need to seek shelter.  If you are on aerial lifts, on scaffolding, on roof tops, etc., you need to have an increased awareness of high winds.  Each job site location has different weather conditions and the winds speeds can vary at a job site itself depending on the side of the structure that you are working on.  If you are questioning whether or not you should continue to work due to poor weather conditions, then you should lean towards the side of caution and report the conditions to your lead field supervisor who should in turn report the conditions and potential work stoppage to their Superintendent.  Also, if you suspect or witness high wind speeds, please ensure that our exterior equipment and materials are secured so they cannot be displaced and injure someone; this is especially important at heights such as on scaffolding and roof tops.  If you have exterior scaffolding, you should remove the hooks planks from the scaffolding so they do not get loose or so they don't act like a sail causing the scaffold to tip.  Also, if the conditions are wet and if you have electric tools, you should be plugging into GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters) and as always, ensure your electrical cords are in safe condition for use.  If at all possible, avoid using electric tools in wet conditions.

Please remember to communicate any weather related work stoppages with your Superintendent. 

Please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham with any safety related questions. 

Have a Safe Day!