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Archive for October, 2017

Annual Field Meetings Featured Local Flavor

This year, our Annual Field Meetings for Gribbins Insulation had a local focus, taking place at each field site during the months of August through October. The gatherings provided opportunities for management and field employees to share a meal as well as conversation. Topics discussed included company updates, upcoming projects, in addition to the status of both the union medical fund and the pension fund. Jim Gribbins, Founder and President, along with Area Managers, Safety Department personnel, and Vice Presidents were present at each event. Jim expressed his appreciation for all team members who attended.

Venues and Turnouts:

August 30: Lunch with the Lilly Team at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis (30 attendees)

August 30: Dinner with the Local 51 Team at the Louisville Bats game (20 attendees)

September 19: Evansville Team met for dinner in the Dakota Room at Gribbins Headquarters (60 attendees)

October 2: Marathon Team lunch in Robinson, Illinois (25 attendees)

October 2: Terre Haute Team dinner at the legendary Rick’s Smokehouse (25 attendees)

October 3: Calvert City Team dinner (20 attendees)

Gribbins Recertified as a VPP Star

Gribbins Insulation earned recertification as a ‘STAR’ participant in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for work performed by its team at Eli Lilly Company in Indianapolis. The VPP initiative is administered by Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL), which works cooperatively with OSHA and employers to proactively prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses. According to a news release issued by IDOL announcing the recertification, the VPP is implemented “through a system focused on prevention, control, analysis and training committed to worker involvement.”

The ‘STAR’ recertification was presented to Gribbins August 30, 2017 during an annual field meeting and luncheon for the Gribbins Eli Lilly team in Indianapolis. The ‘STAR’ was bestowed by Rick J. Ruble, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Labor. Other key IDOL representatives were also in attendance. On hand to receive the ‘STAR’ were Jim Gribbins, President and Founder of Gribbins Insulation, and Gribbins Safety Manager, Trevor Atherton.

According to the IDOL news release, “Gribbins Insulation’s Eli Lilly Indianapolis site has an impressive clean slate for OSHA-recordable injuries and illnesses, with no recordable cases or ‘Lost Work Day’ cases for the previous four years. The national industry average Total Case Incidence Rate (TCIR) is 2.6 per 100 workers.” Gribbins received praise from IDOL Commissioner Rick J. Ruble, who enthused, “The company truly demonstrates how a culture of workplace safety and health can have a positive influence.”

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