On August 24, the ICI/INDOT/IOSHA/ISP Safety Joint Cooperative Forum looked into the member safety metrics as a group and compared our rates against the state and federal industry averages. This exercise allows members to share specific injury experiences and learn from each other to help avoid similar incidences.
We also briefed members on the findings of the Work Zone Safety Solutions Task Force findings and shared a priority list of recommendations to present to INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson and her staff at the next ICI Board of Directors meeting. During this presentation, we will place emphasis on blue lights, positive protection and full closures. The forum also suggested and discussed an action plan.
Mark Bentley, representing the Construction Family Assistance (CFA) Foundation, shared the opportunities CFA offers for construction workers to receive help if they suffer a serious work-related injury.