MCD Newsletter - September 2020
BYE BECKI! WE WILL MISS YOU!
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that October 9th is a day that the MacFam will all be dreading...our amazing and wonderful Becki is retiring. After spending 23 years working at
MacPherson Construction and Design she will be opening a new chapter in her life and moving to Puerto Vallarta. As sad as we are to see her go, we are excited for this new adventure in her life. We will miss you Becki! Soak up all the sunshine for us! This is her retirement present for her new place.
FEATURED PROJECT #1!
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Kathy
FEATURED PROJECT #2!
This Scandinavian Villa Was Deigned to Blend Into Nature
If you ever wished for invisibility as a superpower, we might’ve found the next best thing: Swedish Architect, Thomas Sandell and his team were responsible for designing this contemporary space. With pale wood interiors and pastel accents, it has a decidedly Scandinavian feel...and it includes an element of surprise with it’s “window floors”
TOOLBOX TIP: STRUCK - BY VEHICLE HAZARDS
Picture this scenario: A contractor is operating a backhoe when an employee attempts
to walk between the swinging superstructure of the backhoe and a concrete wall. As
the employee approaches from the operator’s blind side, the superstructure hits the
employee and crushes him against the wall.
YOU ARE AT RISK
The above situation can occur if you are not constantly alert on the job site. The
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers some ways in which you
can reduce your risk of being struck while on the job:
• Always wear a safety belt when operating equipment, except when the vehicle does
not have a rollover protection structure (ROPS) or when it is designed for
standup operation only.
• Check vehicles before each shift to ensure that all parts and accessories are in safe
• Do not drive vehicles in reverse when you have an obstructed view unless a coworker
signals that the path is clear.
• Make sure that you and all other personnel are out of the way before using dumping
or lifting devices.
• Lower or block bulldozer and scraper blades, end-loader buckets and dump bodies
when they are not in use and leave all controls in the neutral position.
• Set the parking brake when vehicles are parked and chock the wheels if they are on
• Never exceed a vehicle’s rated load or lift capacity.
• Wear reflective clothing to get motorists’ attention on construction sites.
• To avoid getting struck by inattentive motorists, use traffic signs, barricades or flaggers
to divert traffic.
• Never transport your co-workers unless there is a safe place to ride.
• Cranes, power shovels, loaders and other equipment that loads haulage vehicles must
be equipped with a cap shield or canopy to protect the driver from falling materials.
*ARTICLE BY GRIP