As you all know, we held our 3rd volunteer quarterly safety meeting of 2015 on Saturday, 8/22/15. We offer a volunteer make-up meeting for those that could not attend the regularly scheduled safety meeting either due to working for I.D.I. on the Saturday of the meeting or due to unforeseen circumstances, etc.
The volunteer quarterly safety make-up meeting is being held on Tuesday, 9/15/15 at 4:00pm at our Barrington office. We will be providing Powder Actuated Tool Safety Training for all carpenters, framers, drywall hangers and acoustic carpenters. As a separate group, we will be providing Respirator Training and Respirator Fit Testing for all painters and tapers. Our painters and some tapers already have a half mask and/or full mask respirator and we need for you to bring your respirators with you. All painters and tapers need to come to the meeting clean shaven on the areas of your face where the respirator seals to your face so that you can be fit tested on your respirators. So this means that you could have a mustache and/or a goatee type beard as long as the your facial hair does not interfere with the respirator seal. It is critical that you arrive at the meeting ready for fit testing. If you want to get a pretty good idea ahead of time as to where a respirator would come into contact with your face; just put a dust mask up to your face and that should help you to know where you cannot have facial hair. If you have any questions about facial hair and fit testing, please call our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
We are asking everyone to help spread the word to all of our employees so they have the opportunity to attend.
Also if you are planning on attending, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham, no later than Monday, 9/14/15 at 5:00pm to let him know as we need an approximate head-count for the meeting as we have to prepare materials and for chair & table rental purposes. Peter can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!