Monthly Archives: July 2017

July Safety Awards

July’s Safety Awards are in!

Our first safety winners are from Acushnet Asphalt; Bruce Miranda, Claudio Moco, Mike Letourneau and Mike Bulcamino. When an exhaust fan developed a crack during production and needed immediate repairs, the Acushnet Asphalt team took action. The plant was shutdown and the team worked together to develop a JSA and plan the repair procedure. They also took steps to ensure the external maintenance workers that needed to be called in were up-to-date on their JSA and included in their Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedure. Congratulations to the Acushnet Asphalt team for efficiently repairing the safety hazard and making sure all safety steps were taken in their procedures!

Acushnet Asphalt Safety

Our CORE award for July is awarded to Von Chan and his crew made up of Emanuel Arraial, Mark Fortes, William Jandrue, Christine Rose, Luis Domonte, Chad Rebello, Roberto Salemme, Evan Arraial and Derek Dias for their work on the 495 Mansfield project!


Second Quarter Donation Drive Results!

P. J. Keating’s Second Quarter Donation Drive was again a great success in helping raise donations and items in the theme of “Spring Cleaning Time”.

Thanks to generous donations by staff P. J. Keating was able to make donations to New Hope, Ginny’s Helping Hand and Sophie’s Mission, organizations who all do great work providing food, clothing and shoe pantries as well as domestic violence services throughout Massachusetts.

P. J. Keating is proud to assist their community and would like to thank all who donated, contributions totaled over $300 and 200+ items of clothes, shoes, non-perishable foods and a variety of household necessities. Thanks to the generosity and support of all who participated P. J. Keating is able to help provide for these charities doing meaningful work for the people within our State.

We here at P. J. Keating look forward to many more successful months of donation drives ahead and would like to share a Thank You letter from New Hope, Inc to showcase how our employees donations impact their charity and the work they are able to do. Every item helps!

New Hope Thank You Letter

June Safety Awards!

Congratulations to our Safety Award winners for the month of June!

Angelo Carvalho is our First Place Winner for the June Safety Award!
We would like to recognize and congratulate him for his work with Fairhaven PD and Landers to devise a traffic management plan to safely manage the flow of traffic while crews were working on Green Street in Fairhaven. He took steps to determine how to manage traffic in the safest and most effective manner and came to the decision to block the work zone off block to block as crews moved along the busy road. Thanks for keeping our crews and roads safe!

Angelo Carvahlo June Safety Award
(Pictured: Jeff Oleniczak, Kendra Nawrocki, Angelo Carvahlo)

Congratulations to Safety Award Winner Ryan Worsman for identifying and mitigating rain runoff into the Lunenburg QC Lab!
Spring/Summer 2016: Began seeing some water in the back office of the QC lab during heavy thunderstorms.
Spring 2017: Flooding in lab becoming more significant and more frequent. During one rain event there was a 2” deep lake covering 50% of the lab.
Ryan identified the source to be the coming from the area of the abandoned scale outside the EHS building and worked with Alex and Moe to construct a temporary berm using sand bags. A series of significant rain events followed and it was determined that the solution worked as the flooding was completely eliminated.

AOD 7.12.17 Ryan Worsman Award
(Pictured: Kevin Younkin, Ryan Worsman)

Congratulations to Safety Award Winner Gary Savoie!
The original base support design for the dust blower was not meeting the safety and performance expectations for Gary Savoie and the Lunenburg Asphalt team. Gary determined that simply welding this dust blower to the baghouse base would not be good for long term performance especially with noise. He spoke with Eric Morin and started redesigning this area that included a new metal base with attachments. The unit will rest free floating on rubber matting held in place with metal guides. To date, the redesign for this unit is performing very well with a noticeable noise reduction.
Gary Savoie Safety Award June 17
(Pictured: Gary Savoie, Kevin Younkin)

Congratulations to Safety Award Winner Brian Quin for putting signs on the Lunenburg Recycle hill to direct third-party traffic!
Brian Quin Safety Award June 17
(Pictured: Brian Quin)

Congratulations to Safety Award Winner Brian Cronin for implementing the use of two-way radios on the I-84 jobsite to improve communication!
Brian Cronin Safety Award June 17
(Pictured: Kevin Younkin, Brian Cronin)

Congratulations of Safety Award Winner Ken Moniz for installing mirrors near the Acushnet primary crusher to improve traffic flow, visibility and safety!
(Pictured: Donna Gargano, Ken Moniz, Kendra Nawrocki)

Congratulations and Thank You to all of our Safety Award Winners and employees who strive to keep P. J. Keating a safe working environment for all!