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Archive for June, 2010

One Million Hours without a Lost Time Accident

Gribbins Insulation’s first priority on every job site is safety, and this dedication has resulted in a major milestone.  As of June 1, 2010, we have worked 1,000,000 consecutive hours without a lost time accident.  These accident-free hours have been logged since October 2007 – two and a half years of no lost time!

Our safety manager, Trevor Atherton, believes that the success of our safety program is due primarily to excellent communication.  As he said, “From the office to the field employees, the importance of safety is continually emphasized, and our President, Jim Gribbins, is fully dedicated.”  According to Trevor, this communication begins with the interactive new hire training program.  As Trevor explains, “We do not just show a video or open a book.  Our new hires have the opportunity to review the manual with the trainer and ask questions.  This focused time and attention ensures understanding and reinforces our commitment to safety with every employee.”

Our field employees are the ones who live and breathe our safety program each and every day.  Tony Barnes, an insulator for over 15 years, feels that the best part of the Gribbins Insulation Safety Program is that we “genuinely care about the safety of employees and making sure everyone gets home safe. “  He adds, “The safety program is not just something in writing at Gribbins.  There is a true commitment to work and live safely.”  Rick Beck has been an insulator for over 20 years, and his favorite part about our safety program is simple: “I like the fact that it’s successful – Gribbins stresses the importance of safety and it works.”

For more information on our safety program and incentives, click here.

Building Star Program

The Energy Star ratings program and the Home Star program will hopefully be joined soon by the Building Star program, an incentive program for commercial building owners.  The legislation was introduced in the Senate on March 4, 2010, by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR).  If passed, the program would save building owners $3 billion annually on their energy bills, and reduce U.S. emissions by 21 million metric tons.  Plus, the program would create 150,000 jobs over the next two years in some of the hardest hit industries – construction, manufacturing, and distribution.  Mechanical insulation would be covered by the Building Star incentives, and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers support the legislation.  Click here for the press release from Senator Merkley.

President’s Message

2018 Q1 Safety Stars!

Posted: 04/19/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Working at heights, training, possible asbestos, and even icicles!

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Q4 2017 Safety Star Winners

Posted: 02/02/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Announcing our final safety star winners from 2017!

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Toolbox Talk

Heat Stress and Related Illnesses

Posted: 06/25/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses. Learn to recognize the symptoms and catch them early.

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Hearing Protection

Posted: 06/18/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Although noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupation illnesses, it is often ignored because there are no visible effects.

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