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Archive for January, 2013

Approved Contractor in ISNetworld, PICS Auditing, and Browz

Gribbins Insulation cherishes the opportunity to share information about our award-winning safety program. With an industry-leading TRIR of only .36 in 2012, our program is proven to help our employees work safer. (The TRIR average for our industry is 3.8.) When clients require contractors to complete a prequalification process, we understand that they value safety as much as we do. We are proud of our membership in several third-party prequalification systems. We continue to update our information in these systems to maintain our status as an approved contractor for all of the clients listed below.

Please note – This is only a list of our approved status in third-party systems.  We are approved for most of our clients through their own internal systems.

If you have any questions about this list or our information in these systems, please contact our Director of Marketing (and prequalification manager) Megan Knoll at mknoll@gribbins.com.

Featured contractor on ISNetworld
AK Steel
International Paper
JBS USA – Pilgrims
Kellogg Company
Rain CII Carbon

PICS Auditing

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Rio Tinto Alcan

Safety Management, Inc

Approved as a Cummins Contractor

Gribbins Insulation cherishes the opportunity to share information about our award-winning safety program.  We especially appreciate when owner-clients require all contractors to use third-party services to verify the content of safety programs.  Gribbins Insulation has maintained active membership in several of these online systems for years, including ISNetworld and Browz.  Recently, as part of the requirement to work at Cummins, we joined PICS – www.picsauditing.com.  After several weeks of diligently completing the safety requirements, including a manual audit from PICS, we are proud to announce our status as a “green-flagged” Cummins contractor.


Hazard Awareness, Recognition, and Reporting

A hazard is defined as an accident, a thing likely to cause injury, a chance of being injured or harmed, or a possible source of danger.

Hazards are present on every jobsite.  They include falls, flying debris, lacerations, electrical, confined spaces, noise, use of tools, fire, illumination, scaffolds, ladders, aerial lifts, defective equipment, material handling and storage and housekeeping. It is the right and responsibility of every employee to work in a hazard free environment.  Take a few seconds before beginning your task to look for hazards created by the work you are about to perform, evaluate the current weather conditions, and consider the workers, equipment and machinery around you.

Employees are reminded frequently of the major hazards, but it is the less obvious ones that usually injury us.  Complacency and taking things for granted are causes of a large number of injuries each year.  Recognizing hazards and correcting them can save you and fellow coworkers from injuries.

Employees should immediately report any hazards to their supervisor or safety personnel.  If it is a hazard that you can correct safely, go ahead and correct the hazard and then report it to your supervisor.

The following are a list of steps for registering a complaint.  If the hazard is not corrected in a reasonable amount of time, proceed to the next step.

  1. Correct the hazard yourself if possible and then report the hazard and corrective action.
  2. Report the hazard to your foreman.
  3. Report the hazard to your General Foreman, if present on the job.
  4. Report the hazard to your Steward, if present on the jobsite.
  5. Report the hazard to the Gribbins Safety Department (812) 422-3340.
  6. Report the hazard to Gribbins Insulation Upper Management.
  7. As a last resort, if an attempt has not been made to correct the issue, contact OSHA.

If there are questions during any step please contact the Safety Department.  Also, please report any hazards and corrective actions to the Safety Department through a phone call or one of the relevant forms (see safety manual).  Your action may prevent yourself or someone else from being injured in future!

President’s Message

2019 Safety Star Winners

Posted: 07/02/19 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Safety STAR winners from the first half of 2019!

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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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Toolbox Talk

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Safety STAR winners from the first half of 2019!

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Heat Stress and Related Illnesses

Posted: 05/27/19 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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