Friday, February 24, 2017

I.D.I. - Award Winning Safety!!!!!

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

Look what you did!  I.D.I. is a member of Great Lakes Contractors Association (formerly Lake County Contractors Association) and last night we received the highest safety award for a contractor member in the 100,001 - 500,000 hours worked category.  We received this award for achieving ZERO LOST-TIME INJURIES during the 2016 calendar year.  You all earned this award.  I.D.I. has safety policies and procedures in place, we train on those policies, our employees attend the training, participate in the training, but at the end of the day, it is really up to each individual's personal choice that is made each second/minute of the day with each task being performed.  Employees have decisions to make when faced with challenging situations and our safety culture is about making the correct appropriate safety decision every time.  In 2016, you all made the choice to work safe.  This award is about you and your loved ones!  Our goal is to not just receive this award occasionally.  It's about safety consistency. Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, year in and year out making safe choices, both at work and at home, looking out for each other and having a positive attitude towards safety. I.D.I. has earned this same award in the past such as in 2014.  We have never earned this award in back to back years. We are off to a good start of having back to back years with zero lost-time injuries as we are 2 months into the 2017 year and have not had a lost-time injury. You all have worked 443 consecutive days since our last lost-time injury.  During those 443 days I.D.I. employees together worked 468,454.75 hours.  We are approaching 1/2 million hours worked without a lost-time injury.  Please keep our safety mission statement at the forefront of your mind with each task you perform:  "Everyone Goes Home Alive and in the Same Condition As They Arrived; Your Loved Ones Count On It!"    

*** Congratulations to all I.D.I. employees ***

Have a Safe Day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Volunteer Quarterly Safety "Make-Up" Meeting on Thursday, 3/2/17 at 4:00pm!!!

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

As you all know, we held our 1st volunteer quarterly safety meeting of 2017 on Saturday, 2/18/17. We had a terrific turn out and we want to extend a big thank you to all of you that attended.  We hope that the meeting was beneficial to you in the battle against injuries.

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  Thursday, 3/2/17 at 4:00pm at our Barrington office. The safety training topic is: "Baker Scaffold & Mini-Perry Scaffold Safety."

Baker scaffolds and mini-Perry scaffolds (mobile workstands) are one of the most common pieces of equipment our employees use when they need to increase their work height.  We want to ensure that everyone is aware of how to use this equipment safely, how and when to inspect this equipment, when to use safety rails, etc.  Our goal of this training is to prevent injuries/incidents involving baker type scaffolds.

Each field employee (non-Safety Advocates) who attends this volunteer safety training session will earn 400 safety training incentive points for our current year.

We will also be distributing the 2016 safety incentives to the employees that participated in last years incentive program.

We look forward to seeing you at our volunteer quarterly safety make-up meeting on 3/2/17.

Should you have any questions about this meeting, please ask your Superintendent or contact           our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689 or at

Have a Safe Day!