CPR Saves Lives

December 28, 2018 | By: Sara Soukup

With safety being our number 1 priority at All Tech combined with the fact that annually there are about 10,000 cases of cardiac arrest in the workplace we wanted to give employees the chance to familiarize themselves with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is a lifesaving procedure that is performed when the heart stops beating. CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest if performed immediately.

Matt, from the Romeoville Fire Department, came out to train us on CPR. He went through CPR for adults, children, and infants. He also showed us where to find our office AED and how to use it in the instance of an emergency. Did you know that half of American workers do not know where their AED is located? Thanks to Matt we are not part of that statistic! We also were taught the Heimlich maneuver for both adults and babies. Matt did a great job educating us and giving us the information needed to potentially save a life! Check out the pictures above to see our General Superintendent, Mike LeGood (left) and our Purchasing Manager, Tom Bahr (right) getting some hands-on experience with CPR.

Thanks to all that participated! For more education about CPR and cardiac arrest visit the American Heart Association website. (http://www.heart.org)

ATD Safety Committee Site Walk

December 28, 2018 | By: Sara Soukup

Our safety committee recently met at one of our jobsites to conduct a site-specific safety audit and review the job. Our safety committee consists of representation from field employees, superintendents, ownership, management, and office personnel. On our arrival we met with our General Contractor’s safety personnel and were taken on a tour by our foreman on the job’s interior, Wes Lyons. During the interior audit we walked many floors and were able to see our work at various stages. The committee was then met by our foreman on the job’s exterior, Ryan Miarecki. Ryan showed us our swing stages and explained to us in detail how our rigging is set up. As swing stages are one of the most dangerous aspects of the work we do, we were comforted to see our employees so expertly trained and AWARE of safety hazards! It was a great experience and eye opening for committee members who are not in the field to see the weather conditions our field employees work in (cold temperatures and wind chills 60 stories up with no windows are not something all were familiar with!!). We plan to continue enhancing our safety culture by performing more site walks and continuously gaining more insight at our jobsites. Above are pictures from the walk. Thanks to all who participated for making it such a success!

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Driving Safety Tips on Halloween:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

Homeowner Safety Tips:

  • Keep it Clear – Clear steps and lawns of any tripping hazards (electric cords, hoses, etc.).
  • Pet Protection – Put any pets away. The sights and sounds of Halloween may be frightening to them too, which could lead to aggressive behavior.
  • Pathways – Keep your sidewalks and pathways clearly lit.
  • Store Bought – Save the homemade treats for another time.

Chicago Women in Trades Open House

October 30, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Tuesday October 30th members of the ATD team attended the Chicago Women In Trades. Led by tradeswomen, CWIT continues to work toward changing these statistics by providing support and education to tradeswomen; increasing training for women and girls to enter nontraditional jobs; providing technical assistance to employers, unions, and other tradeswomen groups; documenting trends in the nontraditional workplace; and advocating for improved policies and practices that support women’s access to nontraditional training and jobs, as well as success and safety on the job. Executive Director Jayne Vellinga gave tours throughout the evening of the space. Above are some pictures!!

Little City Therapeutic Day School

October 6, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Very proud of our TEAM!!!!

Several of ALL-TECH's finest dedicated some time out of their busy schedule to perform some charitable painting work at LITTLE CITY THERAPEUTIC DAY SCHOOL in Palatine.

On Saturday, October 6th we met onsite with our contact person (Tony) and we are painting doors, frames and various rooms in the facility. What a great group of people to joined our general superintendent, Mike LeGood to help refresh a schools appearance.

Sharing their day.....from left to right
Tim Patsis DC14 Journeyman ATD
Justin Patsis Tim's son and want to be future union painter apprentice!!!!
Jose Marquez DC14 Journeyman ATD
Steve Higgins DC14 Apprentice ATD
Cecilia Renteria DC14 Apprentice ATD