Just putting out a final reminder that our second Volunteer Quarterly Safety Meeting of 2017 is being held this coming Saturday, May 6th at 7:00am at our main office located at 28059 W. Commercial Ave., Barrington, IL. The main training topic will be on Aerial Lift Safety including both scissor lifts and boom lifts.
We use aerial lifts almost daily at one job site or another and it is important to know the do's and don'ts of working in aerial lifts. Hazards of working in or around aerial lifts involve all 4 parts of the OSHA's Focused Four topics which are Falls, Electrocutions, Struck-by and Caught-in/Between type hazards as they cause a significant amount of fatalities in the construction industry. We will include training on how to prevent injuries/fatalities involving aerial lifts. We feel this is a very important topic as we use a numerous amount of aerial lifts on a given day and employees are required to have had aerial lift training before they can operate an aerial lift. Please help spread the word of the meeting date, time and topic.
In the meantime, keep safety at the forefront of your mind with each task that you perform. Everyone should be participating in the mandatory 5-minute morning daily safety huddles to help promote everyone performing in a safe manner. Some quick reminders - 100% hard hats, safety glasses & work boots. Check your extension cords and electrical cords daily and remove them from service if defective. Inspect all tools, equipment, scaffold and aerial lifts prior to use and again, remove them from service if they are defective. Face shield and fire extinguishers required for chop saw and partner saw use. Fall protection required for all employees exposed to falls of 6' or more to lower levels. No standing on the top 2 steps of portable A-frame step ladders and can only use in the fully open position with the spreader arms locked. Keep an eye on each other and help keep our I.D.I. family members safe so they can go home each day to their loved ones in the same condition as they arrived.
We look forward to seeing you at our volunteer quarterly safety meeting this coming Saturday, 5/6/17.
Should you have any questions related to safety, please discuss with your lead field supervisor, your Superintendent and/or contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!