Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Letter From a Daughter About Why She Wants Her Dad (Angel Flores) To Work Safe!

Below is a cute letter about why a daughter wants and needs for her Dad to work safe at International Decorators, Inc. This letter was written by 11 year old Adriana Flores in regards to her father, Angel Flores who is one of our outstanding carpenter/drywall hangers. Adriana's letter was one of the $100 gift card winners from a contest that we ran in March 2014 in which we asked our employee's loved ones to write a letter about why they want their loved one (I.D.I. employee) to work safe

Great job - Adriana!   You sure love your Dad.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Red Tape on All 3-Pronged Electrical Tools & Extension Cords on 7/1/14!

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

All Safety Coordinators should have been provided a roll of red electrical tape. We begin a new quarter on Tuesday, 7/1/14 for our Assured Grounding Program. You are to inspect, test and color-code with red tape all 3 pronged electrical tools and extension cords. All electrical tools and cords need to be visually inspected. If you see any defects in the cords such as bare wires, severe kinks, missing or damaged ground prong, the cord pulling away from the plug end housing, etc., then that tool or cord would need to be immediately removed from service and reported to the lead person. If your tool/cord passes the visual inspection, your next step is to test the cord with a receptacle tester. First, you should test the oulet that you will be plugging your cord into to ensure that it is properly wired. You should see 2 yellow lights lit up on your tester and the red light should be off. This means the outlet is working appropriately. Next, plug your cord into the outlet and then test the cord with the receptacle tester. Again, you should see the same light pattern as mentioned above and this would mean the cord passed the test and it is good and safe to use. Any other light pattern means that there is a problem with the cord and the cord needs to be removed from service and reported to your lead person. If the cord passes the visual inspection and the cord tester test, you should then remove the previous quarter's green electrical tape and install the red electrical tape about 1" down from both plug ends. Your cord is now in compliance with our 3rd quarter's Assured Ground Program. The red tape shall remain in place from 7/1/14 through 9/30/14. You are not quite done yet! You now need to visually inspect all electrical cords and tools on a daily basis and if any defects are found, the cord needs to be immediately removed from service. Thank you for taking the time to ensure your electrical tools and cords are in safe working order. Your actions may prevent one of our family members from sustaining an electrical shock type injury or worse yet and electrocution. If you have any questions regarding our Assured Grounding Program, please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham, at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!