One Life Safety Summit

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McKenney’s was proud to participate in the One Life Safety Summit, a visual identity under the Choate Construction brand that represents the company’s unwavering commitment to workplace safety.  The One Life Identity is designed to positively engage everyone that it encounters and challenge them to make safe decisions for their life, their family, and their legacy.

Situational Awareness: Are you really seeing what’s around you?

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The phrase “situational awareness” may not be one that you’ve heard before. Situational awareness is the ability to identify, process and understand critical information that is happening all around you. In safety, it’s the ability to be aware of all possible at-risk threats, even as you concentrate on a specific work task and what’s directly in front of you. Everyone’s situational awareness is potentially very different. We … Read More

Heating Up!

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Now that we’re past Memorial Day weekend, the temperatures are starting to climb, and we are approaching a time of the year in the Southeast where we need to be mindful of heat stress risks associated with outside activities. Whether on or off the job, heat stress illness can be prevented by proper planning for your activities and by recognizing … Read More

Confined Space in Construction Standards

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On August 3rd, 2015, OSHA’s new Confined Space in Construction standard became effective.  Under 29 CFR 1926.Subpart AA, there are significant changes that help ensure multi-employer worksites have more thoroughly planned for, and implemented, tactics to conduct safe permit-required confined space entries.  Some key changes include:

McKenney’s Cold Stress Prevention

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Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, including cold water immersion, exposure can lead to death. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior.