Just putting out a final reminder that our next volunteer quarterly safety meeting is being held this coming Saturday, June 6th from 7:00am to 9:00am. We have finalized our safety training topic and it is going to be on Ladder Safety. We have had a few incidents over the past couple of months involving employees incorrectly using ladders, which fortunately did not lead to any injuries. We will have a representative from Werner Ladders at our meeting helping out with this safety training session.
Ladder related fatalities are one of the number one killers in construction. It is difficult to find current exact data on how many construction workers died involving a ladder, however, in 2011 there were a total of 34,500 employees of companies who sought medical care for ladder related injuries. There were 15,460 employees of companies who had lost-time injuries involving ladders and 113 ladder related fatalities. We don't want for our employees/family members to become one of these statistics.
Please mark your calendar for June 6th at 7:00am. The meeting will be held at our usual location at our office located at 28059 W. Commercial Ave., Barrington, IL.
Final note - our last 2 volunteer quarterly safety meetings went way past 9:00am and that can be aggravating to those who expect to get out of there by 9:00am. We understand this aggravation and we will ensure that our June 6th meeting is over by 9:00am.
If you have any questions about this meeting or about safety in general, you are encouraged to contact our Safety Director, Safety Pete at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!