Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 Volunteer Safety Training Incentive Plan!

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees: 
As most of you know from attending our final volunteer quarterly safety meeting of 2014 on Fall Protection in early December, we rolled out our 2015 Volunteer Safety Training Incentive Plan.  In case you didn't grab this as a hand-out at the meeting, or in case you weren't in attendance at the meeting, below is our 2015 Volunteer Safety Training Incentive Plan. 

I also want to mention that employees are encouraged to enroll in an OSHA Construction 30-hour course.  This is a 30 hour long course on construction safety for which each employee who successfully completes the course would earn 3,000 volunteer safety training incentive points for our 2015 incentive plan year.  Taking this course is a huge commitment and we know it.  Taking this course makes you more marketable as many general contractors that we bid to and work for often require that we supply manpower to their projects that have their OSHA Construction 30-hour card to enable them to work there.  Many of them require that the 30-hour card is current with in the past 3 years.  We currently have 23 employees with their 30-hour card that is current within the past 3 years.  This course is also very beneficial to the employee's well being as you are receiving 30 hours of safety training in regards to the hazards you may be faced with when performing construction activities.  You are taught how to avoid and abate those hazards, many other life saving and injury avoidance techniques. 

If you have any questions about our 2015 Volunteer Safety Training Incentive Plan or about the OSHA Construction 30-hour course, please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.

International Decorators, Inc.
2015 Volunteer Safety Training Incentive Plan

This Volunteer Safety Training Incentive Plan is in effect for 11/1/14 – 10/31/15.  You are not required to participate in this plan.  You’re participation is on a volunteer basis. The plan is geared towards incentivizing employees to increase their safety knowledge by taking safety courses that benefit both the employee and employer.  The goals of the safety training incentive plan are; fewer employees sustaining injuries and health hazards, fewer unsafe acts being committed, increased safety awareness and to keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  This is about making yourself better, more marketable and making you a safer employee.  Who really benefits from this?  You and your loved ones!

The following outlines what the safety training incentive plan entails.  For each approved safety course that an employee attends between the period of 11/1/14 and 10/31/15, the employee will be rewarded with points.  At the end of the year we will calculate each employee’s yearly point totals and mail each of you a catalog in December of 2015, for which you can use to redeem your points.  The catalog will contain work wearables, HD T.V.'s, watches, and many other items.  The wearables typically include items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, baseball caps, winter knit hats, and much more.  The wearables will contain the International Decorators logo on them. 

For each safety course you complete, you will be rewarded with 100 points per hour of the course.  For example, if you complete a 4-hour 1st aid/C.P.R. course, you will have earned 400 points.  If you complete an OSHA 30-hour construction course, you would earn 3,000 points for that course. 

Because of the value we place on the safety training that we (International Decorator’s, Inc.) provide, we will double the incentive point value for each volunteer quarterly safety meeting that you attend.  Our typical volunteer quarterly safety meeting is 2 hours long and would therefore be worth 400 volunteer safety incentive points.  If you attend all 4 volunteer quarterly safety meetings at I.D.I., your incentive points for attending all 4 meetings would be doubled again.  An employee of I.D.I. could therefore earn a minimum of 3,200 volunteer safety incentive points just by attending all 4 of our volunteer quarterly safety meetings in 2015. 

Where can these approved safety training courses be taken?  They are offered at your union training schools, the Construction Safety Council, Lake County Contractors Association, on-line internet course, International Decorators Inc., and many other locations. 

Below is a listing of suggested courses that would benefit both you and International Decorators:
I.D.I. volunteer quarterly safety meeting – (each meeting is 2 hours and worth 400 points)
OSHA Construction 30-hour
1st Aid/C.P.R.
Aerial Lifts
Fall Protection
Global Harmonization System (G.H.S.) Hazcom course
Health Hazards
Respirator Training
Lead Safety
Asbestos Safety
Confined Space
Electrical Safety
Material Handling
Crane Rigging and/or Signal Person

To obtain credit for a completed safety training course, you would need to provide our Safety Director, Peter Graham, with proof of training.  You will typically be provided with a training card, certificate or some sort of documentation showing that you completed a course.  You can then send in your proof of training to Peter Graham via e-mail at pgraham@4idi.com, mail in a copy, fax a copy to (847) 526-7444, etc.  Peter also would need to know how many hours long each course taken was. 

If you are enrolling in a safety course, you are encouraged to call Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689, ahead of time to ensure that the safety course is an approved course that you will get safety incentive credit for. 

Final note – at the end of the year you will receive a catalog along with a letter advising of your accumulated yearly incentive point total so you can redeem your points. Redeem as many of your points as you can as the points are not rolled over into the next year.  You will be mailed the incentive catalog even if you are no longer employed with I.D.I. as long as you took an approved safety training course while employed by I.D.I.  

Why are we offering this safety training incentive program?  Because we care about you!  Because of our Safety Mission Statement which is: “Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It.” 

If you have any questions about this Safety Training Incentive Program, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham. 

Have a Safe Day!