Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Mandatory Daily 5-Minute Safety Huddles!

Good morning to all IDI employees,

As you know, International Decorators has a procedure in place called the Daily 5-Minute Safety Huddle.  Our lead field supervisors conduct these 5-minute safety huddles with all employees at the start of their shift with the purpose of focusing our employee’s minds on safety before work commences.  During the safety huddle, the crews shall discuss any job site hazards that anyone has identified and discuss as a team what they can do to eliminate or reduce the hazards to an acceptable level of risk.  This safety huddle shall include a task hazard analysis.  The employees shall plan their tasks for the day, discuss the hazards of the tasks and what measures they are taking to prevent injury or health hazards due to the tasks and conditions.  Discussion examples are; what equipment and materials will be needed to perform the task safely, how to use the equipment safely, PPE to be worn, inspecting electrical cords, inspecting equipment, using safety rails on scaffolds when required, locking scaffold wheels, safe ladder usage, fall protection planning, guards in place on saws and tools that require them, reporting open holes/trenches in the floor, overhead hazards, struck-by hazards, caught-between hazards, housekeeping concerns, etc.

This procedure is about communication, getting together as a team, having each other's back, and helping to ensure that all of our employees and those working around us are able to go home alive and in the same condition as they arrived; your loved ones count on it.

Make this morning's 5-minute safety huddle count!!!!

If you have any questions about the daily 5-minute safety huddles or anything about safety, please contact our Safety Director, Safety Pete at (847) 417-1689.

Have a Safe Day!