June 2017 IVES Update Newsletter

We'll be covering: Check out our feature article In Fond Memory of IVES Founder Colin Ives, Safe + Sound Week, OSHA fines, a question on assigning operator numbers, US Statistics of Forklift Operation, interesting articles and much more!


In this edition we'll be covering the following topics:

  • In Fond Memory of IVES Founder, Colin Ives.
  • Safe + Sound Week June 12-18, 2017.
  • Roofing Company Fined $38K over Workers' Fatal Fall from a Forklift.
  • Ask Bob: Our tech guru addresses a question on assigning operator numbers.
  • US Statistics on Forklift Operation.
  • Worker Killed After Elevated Boomlift Strikes Power Lines in Oakland.
  • Last chance to register!
  • What's Wrong With This? Photo and answer.
  • A selection of interesting articles.
  • New testimonials from our wonderful clients.

 But first, check out all the places we delivered training this month...


In Fond Memory of IVES Founder, Colin Ives

February 18, 1942 - June 1, 2017

Born in London, England, the only child to Ron and Doris, Colin learned, at an early age, how to make his own fun, a skill that never left him and served him well throughout his life. When only a child, he lost his beloved Mum, and eventually, in adolescence he left school to help his Dad in the family business. By day, they ran a neighborhood pet store. By night, they were involved in Greyhound racing. Their kennels were full of competitors in various stages of their racing careers. From this grew Colin’s love of dogs…once a dog lover, forever a dog lover.

Later, as soon as he was old enough, he joined the British military and there discovered a life-long passion for motorcycles. He was selected to join the SAS, a special branch within the army, and was named the C.O.’s bodyguard. Everywhere the C.O. went, Colin had to accompany him. That even included jumping out of, as Colin would say, “perfectly good airplanes!”

Colin wanted to leave England and see the world. He took on three jobs, simultaneously, in order to earn enough money to do just that. And in 1964, as a fresh-faced 22-year-old, he left his dad and flew away. He worked as a waiter on trains and spent many of his first months away from home traveling back and forth by train, between various destinations. Colin decided that North America was where he wanted to build his life and he became a citizen as soon as he was able. He pursued avid interests in politics and travel and perfected the art of making friends.

He met Susan, the love of his life, on the first Wednesday in April 1977. Together they built a marriage filled with love and respect. They faced life with an unmatched level of devotion to each other. In his business life, Colin was an uncompromising entrepreneur. He built a successful group of companies chiefly known as “IVES Training.” His focus was on the safe operation of heavy equipment and the programs he created became the industry standard throughout North America. In the early nineties, Colin was appointed to Board of Directors of The Pacific Pilotage Authority, where his knowledge and expertise in the safety field was expanded to include the pilotage of commercial marine vessels.

In 1997, Colin and Susan moved from city life to the country, where Colin pursued his equine interests. He loved his English Shire horses and burst with pride at seeing them compete in driving competitions during the summer months and pulling the sleigh in the winter. Upon retirement, Colin continued his desire to travel by taking up cruising. Together, he and Susan, traveled the world, where Colin enjoyed not only seeing all the sights but also meeting new people and widening his circle of life-long friends.
 
Colin withstood his increasing health challenges with strength and courage. His humor and resilience, in the face of relentless adversity, were an inspiration to all that knew him. His passing leaves an enormous hole in countless hearts and he will be forever missed.
 
Colin is survived by his loving wife Susan, and extended family and friends all around the globe.


Safe + Sound Week ~ June 12-18, 2017

Show Your Commitment to Safety

What Is Safe + Sound Week?
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

Why Participate?
Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one.

Who Is Encouraged to Participate?
Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, or supply chain partners should participate.

How to Participate
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is easy. To get started, select the activities you would like to do at your workplace. Some organizations might want to host a public event. Examples of potential activities and tools to help you plan and promote your events are available. After you've completed your events, you can download a certificate and web badge to recognize your organization and your workers.

Source: www.osha.gov


Roofing Company Fined $38K over Workers' Fatal Fall from a Forklift

PEQUANNOCK- A roofing company was recently fined $38,025 after a 21-year-old Belleville man's fatal fall at The Castle banquet hall on Route 23 in November, authorities said.

Michael A. Montero was standing on a wooden pallet on the fork end of a forklift about 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 when an apparent mechanical failure occurred and the forked end detached, police said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in an inspection report a laborer with GK Brothers Construction LLC was raised by a rough terrain forklift to an upper floor elevation to retrieve a ladder. The front end fork attachment detached while lowering the man, causing him to fall about 20 to 30 feet, OSHA has said.

OSHA said in the inspection report the worker was killed by trauma from the fall.

Montero's co-workers took him to Chilton Medical Center after the fall, but he was pronounced dead at 1:46 p.m., police have said.

OSHA said in the inspection report the worker was killed by trauma from the fall.

Montero's co-workers took him to Chilton Medical Center after the fall, but he was pronounced dead at 1:46 p.m., police have said.

GK Brothers Construction, a non-union roofing contractor with a mailing address in Belleville, was fined $12,675 on May 17 for each of three serious safety violations in connection with this worker's death.

The construction company has a history of safety violations.

OSHA records show GK Brothers Construction was cited on two other occasions in the past five years for safety violations for work-related falls. The company was also initially cited for a work-related fall violation in March 2014, but that violation was later expunged. 

GK Brothers was initially fined $2,800 for a serious violation in connection with a work-related fall that occurred in July 2012, but it paid $1,400 in fines after an informal settlement with OSHA.

Source: www.nj.com


Ask Bob

Q. I’m a new trainer and I can’t recall how I’m supposed to assign operator numbers to my trainees. Please help!

A. We recommend you assign your operators using your trainer number followed by a dash and then 001. For example, if your trainer number is 17000 and you have just trained your first operator, you will assign number 17000-001. Your second operator would be 17000-002, and so on.


US Statistics on Forklift Operation

Source: www.graphicproducts.com


Worker Killed After Elevated Boomlift Strikes Power Lines in Oakland

PITTSBURGH — The son of a window washer electrocuted when his basket truck came in contact with a power line in Oakland believes the truck itself is to blame for the tragic accident.

"I can't express that enough. I believe it was the machine's fault," Matthew Blackburn told Pittsburgh's Action News 4.

Blackburn was working with his 46-year-old father, also named Matthew, at the Metropolitan condominiums on North Neville Street when the accident happened shortly after 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

"He had backed into the electric lines, appeared to be unconscious about 30 to 40 feet in the air," Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Dan Herrmann said.

Investigators are looking into exactly how the basket ended up contacting the 23,000 volt lines. The younger Blackburn said Wednesday the vehicle had been malfunctioning throughout the morning.

"The basket itself would start bouncing," Blackburn said. "He'd have to lay off the accelerator for a moment in order to regain control."

He said it became so dangerous that his father had to let another coworker out of the basket, but because the arm would not reach the ground, he had to drop him off on a wall.

"I want everyone to realize that he was experienced in what he was doing. And while I do understand accidents happen, in no way, shape, or form do I believe he drove himself into those lines," Blackburn said. "I firmly believe that it was a malfunction on that machine of some sort."

Source: www.wtae.com


Last Chance Programs

We have lots of upcoming programs to choose from, but seats are limited. Click a link for more details and to register online!

US Training Programs

Jun 26-29

Premium Forklift Trainer

Kapolei, HI

$1,375

Jun 30

Trainer Recertification

Aiea, HI

$295

Jul 10-11

Express Forklift Trainer

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

$1,095

Jul 12-14

Aerial Lifts Trainer

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

$1,375

Jul 10-11

Skid Steer Loader Trainer

Bismarck, ND

$1,095

Jul 12

Excavator Trainer Upgrade

Bismarck, ND

$545

Jul 12

Aerial Lifts Trainer Upgrade

Sacramento, CA

$875

Canadian Training Programs

Jun 19-23

Loader Group Trainer

Abbotsford, BC

$1,650

Jun 19-20

Express Forklift Trainer

Prince George, BC

$1,095

Jun 21

Trainer Recertification

Prince George, BC

$295

Jun 28-29

Express Forklift Trainer

Abbotsford, BC

$1,095

Jun 30

Aerial Lifts Trainer Upgrade

Abbotsford, BC

$875

Jul 10-14

Premium Combo Trainer

Saskatoon, SK

$2,145

For more programs or to register, view our calendar!

 


What's Wrong With This? Photo

Can you tell what's going wrong in this photo?

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Answer to Last Month's WWWT? Photo

It appears these whiz-kids are using a RT telehandler to elevate personnel:

  • Without an approved elevating work platform.
  • With no (visible) personal fall protection system(s).
  • With no operator at the controls, which would be required even if there weren't people on the forks.
  • Without leveling the unit as it appears to be longitudinally off level.
  • Potentially without the permission of the manufacturer.

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Interesting Articles

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after fall from boomlift...more.
Construction worker injured when struck by front end loader...more.
Owen Sound court fines Shelburne company $15,000 for forklift incident...more.
Workers ejected from boomlift in deadly construction accident...more.
Contractor slapped with record $US85K fine for one-call breaches before excavating...more.
VIDEO: front end loader puts out car fire in Texas...more.


Client Testimonials

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