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Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

From our minds and hearts to our hands: How to Combat Complacency on the Jobsite

Everyone is affected by all the uncertainty we face in this present world of daily change.  These times can challenge our thoughts and concerns of how we, as individuals, trek through our lives.  How do we carry the everyday thoughts and concerns into our work lives or to our task at hand?

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Recognizing Heat Stress & Heat Safety Tips

As a follow up to our previous blog post, Shannon Lovinggood, our General Superintendent broadcasted a message to our crews regarding Heat Safety and how to stay safe on the job in the hottest months of the year.  Heat, whether it is from natural or artificial sources or it occurs in an indoor or outdoor environment, causes sickness and even death to people each and every year. 

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McKenney’s Commitment to Warm Weather Safety

Our workforce is constantly exposed to risk on the job, and warm weather (especially in the Southeastern U.S.) is an additional risk to us all during the summer months.  Heat, whether it is from natural or artificial sources, or it occurs in an indoor or outdoor environment, causes sickness and even death to people each and every year. 

In our modern world, however, we believe that this is entirely preventable.

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Deep Dive into the Top Trends in Construction

Each year, top journalists and researchers across the nation do a “deep dive” to provide the construction industry with insights into trends that change our landscape.  In one such publication, Construction Dive, authors Kim Slowey, Laurie Cowin, Joe Beeton and Kathleen Brown focus on the biggest factors impacting our industry in 2019.  Before we examine their findings, let’s examine some of the key attributes of our industry which are driving these trends.  (more…)

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The Importance of a Near-Miss

We spend a great deal of time at McKenney’s on the behavioral side of injury prevention.  We believe that by understanding the root causes of incidents we can better plan and act in a way to prevent future accidents from occurring.  This is the predictive side of Safety.  In a similar way, we can examine and document the activity on a site that results in a Near Miss.

 

So, what is a Near Miss? (more…)

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