Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Next Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting - 2/13/16!

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees,

Just getting the word out that we have scheduled our first volunteer quarterly safety meeting for 2016 and it will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 7:00am at our Barrington office location.

The safety meeting topic will be: Hazard Identification & Prompt Corrective Measures.  

Our quarterly safety meetings are the backbone of our safety culture.  This is where we all come together as one team to help keep us all on the same page with safety and to help us live up to our Safety Mission Statement - "Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition as They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"

Each employee that attends this safety meeting will earn 400 safety incentive points towards our 2016 Volunteer Safety Training Incentive Program.  Employees can also pick up your items that you ordered from last year’s volunteer safety incentive program as we will be distributing the items at this meeting. 

If you have any questions about this volunteer safety meeting, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham.  

We look forward to seeing you!

Have a Safe Day!

Monday, January 4, 2016

White Tape on All 3-Pronged Electrical Tools & Extension Cords on 1/1/16!

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

Happy New Year Everyone!

We began a new quarter on 1/1/16 for our Assured Grounding Program. We provided white tape to all Safety Coordinators at our November volunteer quarterly safety meeting.  To all Safety Coordinators - please help keep our employees safe and help keep us OSHA compliant by following our assured grounding program.  Please inspect, test and color-code with white 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 your lead field supervisor. 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 outlet 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 field supervisor. If the cord passes the visual inspection and the cord tester test, you should then remove the previous quarter's orange electrical tape and install the white electrical tape about 1" down from both plug ends. Your cord is now in compliance with our 1st quarter's Assured Grounding Program. The white tape shall remain in place from 1/1/16 through 3/31/16. 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, an 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!