TUCKER PAVING’S consistently excellent work safety record continues to get widespread notice and billing as a top model for all construction-related enterprises to emulate. Continue reading Tucker Paving’s model safety record gets new attention with magazine article
A LOT HAS BEEN WRITTEN and discussed about the “safety culture” and its relevance in business and, really, its relevance within any organizational structure. We like to think here at Tucker Paving, Inc., that we have an excellent safety culture, and we have the numbers to back up that conclusion. In June last year, we celebrated more than a million man-hours of work without a single loss-time accident, and so far since then we’ve maintained that very positive course. Continue reading Thoughts along the path to an excellent safety culture
TUCKER PAVING team members use a wide assortment of tools — hundreds maybe — to do their construction and, sometimes, deconstruction (demolition) work each day. These tools range from hand tools like hammers, to hammer-down pile drivers and pulverizers, to massive and motorized loaders, dozers, and excavators. Continue reading Use the the right tool — and glove — for the right job
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
THIS ARTICLE is a special milestone — No. 100 in the continuing series of articles on the Tucker Paving website blog. We didn’t exactly plan it this way, but the article comes during an extra-special week for the nation and for this company.
It’s the week of Thanksgiving, of course, but it’s also anniversary week for Tucker Paving. The company was founded — incorporated — on Monday, Nov. 21, 1994. Continue reading We’re counting blessings in an extra-special week for Tucker Paving
Tucker Paving is totally immersed in construction and big on employee and work zone safety, so it won’t come as any surprise to learn that news reports about construction and construction workers tend to get our complete attention.
Recently, our attention was drawn to a local television report about a 50-year-old British construction worker who had developed an acute case of hepatitis — apparently by doing something that sounds on the surface to be so innocent. That would be the consumption of energy drinks.
However, this wasn’t just your routine consumer of energy drinks. This was a super consumer, someone who drank up to five cans worth of the energy-producing mix per day for a solid three weeks to help keep up with his heavy workload.
According to the TV news report, based on an article from Scripps Media, the construction worker ended up in the hospital with nausea, vomiting, and yellow-looking eyes and skin. Doctors later diagnosed him with hepatitis C, which causes inflammation of the liver, and they traced the likely cause to a toxic level of the niacin, or vitamin B3, found in the energy drinks he had been consuming so much.
The Scripps Media report (you can read it in full at http://bit.ly/2goer0H) included this warning from the British Medical Journal: “We hope patients will be educated about the potential risks of energy drink overconsumption, and thus, many unnecessary liver injuries will be prevented.”
This whole episode reminds us about the cautionary quote: “Moderation in all things.” When it comes to energy drinks, moderation in consumption might just keep you hepatitis free and out of the hospital ER.
On June 30, Tucker Paving Inc. happily launched the very first issue of its new monthly e-newsletter (email newsletter) and delivered it to email inboxes all throughout Central Florida. In an obvious play on our company name, the e-newsletter is titled Paving the Way. Joining our website, this blog section, and our various social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest), the e-newsletter is another vehicle we have to share all the good things happening at our growing construction company and with our team members.
This e-newsletter content will include links to selected blog articles on our website, photos, and various tidbits of information that we hope will be interesting and useful to a wide and diverse audience. The first e-newsletter includes links to blog items about our community involvement and the goings-on in 1994, the year our company was founded; and a photo capturing a recent safety training event for several of our employees. (In the business sector we’re in, there can never be too much safety training!)
If you weren’t on the email list to receive the first issue of Paving the Way, you can see it in a Web browser format at http://bit.ly/2967AGU. If you would like have future issues of the e-newsletter sent to you by email, it’s easy to sign up; just click over to http://www.tuckerpaving.com/contact-us/ and provide us with your name and email address in the “Subscribe to our Newsletter” box in the middle of the Web page, on the right-hand side.
We hope you’ll enjoy Paving the Way and the links it provides to Tucker Paving-related digital content on the World Wide Web. Comments are welcome via the contact Web page referenced above.
Three years ago, in the summer of 2012, the laser focus on safety at Tucker Paving Inc. got the attention of the people at Summit Consulting Inc., a Liberty Mutual insurance company that specializes in the arena of workers’ compensation. Our company was featured in an article on the front page of Summit’s newsletter, under the headline of “Tucker Paving: Using Safety and Return to Work to Save— and Earn— Money.” Continue reading Why the Tucker Team Knows that There’s Success in Safety
The world of asphalt, avenues, concrete, and construction has dominated the successful professional career of our project manager Amanda Dawley, and she has a father to thank for that. Continue reading Tucker Paving Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Dawley
It’s always a nice to get away for a few days and attend the annual convention of the Florida Transportation Builders Association Inc. (FTBA). It’s even better to come back with an award recognizing company-wide achievement. Continue reading Tucker Paving was well represented at the Florida Transportation Builders Association Convention