Monthly Archives: March 2018

3 Million Hours!

You may have heard it many times by now, but we truly put Safety first here at P.J. Keating! To congratulate our efforts and dedication to safety, we have recently received two awards recognizing our Safety efforts across all our various lines of businesses and plants. P.J. Keating has hit 3 MILLION hours of work without a Lost Time Incident, and we couldn’t be prouder!

We have received an award and a commendation letter signed by Randy Lake, John Keating, John Parson, and Lee Cole, stating “This type of achievement doesn’t happen by accident and requires intense focus and commitment by the entire organization. The example you set is a great encouragement to all of us and one we’re pleased to share – you’ve proven that it’s possible to create an environment that is free from significant injury. Every one of us on the Oldcastle Materials team has made a personal pledge to accept our role in building our safety culture – “When I SEE something I will STOP and Do something”. Thanks for exemplifying that commitment and challenging us to get better.”

We also received an Outstanding Safety Performance award from Liberty Mutual recognizing P.J. Keating as completing 2017 without a Lost Time incident!

Congratulations and thank you to all of our staff who put Safety first here at P.J. Keating to make these achievements possible! We look forward to completing 2018 in the same fashion. 🙂

Liberty Mutual Award

P. J. Keating 2018 Kick Off!

It was an exciting week here at PJK last week!

On Tuesday, February 27th we held our annual Operations Kick-Off with a follow up day of MSHA training on Wednesday, February 28th. Both days were a great success! We gathered together to celebrate the start of the season and hear about P. J. Keating’s plans for 2018.

Our President Jonathan gave us a review of PJK’s 2017 and how we’re looking to improve in the coming year, as well as our Safety Goals for 2018 because safety is just as important as production!

Kelly, our HR manager gave us a rundown of the harassment and employment policies at P. J. Keating to make sure that we maintain the best work environment possible for our employees.


Our Environmental Health and Safety Manager Kendra then walked us through the new PJK Safety Manual. The Environmental Health and Safety team have been hard at work rewriting them. New words, but our #1 goal is always the same!



At MSHA training on Wednesday we heard from various Safety and Quarry Personnel regarding best practices to keep everyone at P. J. Keating safe, and reviewing MSHA policies and how they relate to our quarries and job sites specifically.

Ken and Kyra from Fit4Work gave us some stretching and exercise tips to keep everyone limber, and Billy Simas walked us all through CPR and Defibrillator training in case of emergencies.


The PJK Operations Kick off was a great success! We look forward to the Construction / Asphalt Kick off meeting on March 20th. Please keep a look out for you invitations in the mail.