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Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Heads-Up, We’re Hands Free in Georgia

 As you have surely heard by now, a new “Hands Free Law” went into effect for the state of Georgia on July 1, 2018. This legislation is aimed at cracking down on distracted and dangerous driving due to hand-held devices being used behind the wheel. At McKenney’s we were already operating under a company policy of hands-free driving, and we welcome the new laws as a step forward in safety on our roadways.

 

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Preventing Heat Stress Illness

Welcome to Summer 2018!  It’s already been cooking up in temperatures around the Southeast and it’s important to plan for, and protect against, the threat of heat stress related illness in the construction industry.  Keep in mind that exposure to heat during work activities can lead to illness and death.  Symptoms of heat stress illness range from heat rash to cramps to exhaustion and stroke.  The are daily precautions that you and your teams can take when temperatures are high, and your daily activities involve physical work. 

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The Road-map to World Class Safety: Six Core Leading Indicators

In our previous blog post, we explored the idea that a large percentage of job site accidents and injuries could be preventable if certain “Common Causes” were identified and addressed. The ABC 2018 Safety Performance Report takes that line of thought even further and issues the challenge that “all incidents are preventable” in a culture “where safety is considered a moral obligation not just for leadership,

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Seven Common Accident Causes

Accidents, by definition, are unintentional consequences to an action or behavior. However, by no means does this mean that accidents cannot be preventable, at least some of the time. 

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EHS Today’s 2017 Safety Leadership Conference

McKenney’s had the pleasure of attending the 2017 EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference, which was held at the Hilton Atlanta on November 28th – 30th.

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