Just another reminder of our upcoming safety meeting. All employees are invited to attend our 4th and final volunteer quarterly safety meeting for 2014 which will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 7:00am. The safety training topic will be on Fall Protection. The meeting will be held at our office location in the warehouse at 28059 W. Commercial Ave., Barrington, IL 60010. We last trained on fall protection at our September 2012 volunteer quarterly safety meeting so it's time for a refresher for our tenured employees and maybe some new safety training for the new hires.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 646 people died from falling 6’ or more to a lower level while at work in 2010. 260 of those fall related fatalities were construction workers. Fall related fatalities are the #1 killer in construction. There were a total of 780 construction worker fatalities in 2010 and 33% of all the construction fatalities were due to falls. Falls rank #1 as the most frequently cited construction OSHA standards with 7,139 citations being issued in 2010. We want to provide fall protection safety training so that you don’t become one of these statistics. We want for all of our employees to live up to our safety mission statement which is: “Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!”
We encourage everyone to attend for several reasons of which the most important reason is for your safety and for your loved ones. This is also your last chance to earn volunteer safety training incentive points for our 2014 program as this is our last meeting of the year. Each attendee will earn 200 points for attending the meeting. We will be mailing out the volunteer safety training incentive catalogs in mid-December to all employees that participated in the program. We look forward to seeing you on December 6th. Should you have any questions regarding fall protection or the upcoming meeting, please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!