McKamish is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, subcontractors, vendors and the general public. 


At McKamish, Safety is the core value of our Culture, and our employees’ health, safety and well-being are paramount. Our belief is that Safety is driven full-circle, wherein involvement by all Team members, regardless of their position, contributes to the Safety Excellence we set out to achieve. We developed the “30 for 30 for 30” standard as a reminder to our Team to take 30 seconds, every 30 minutes, to look 30 feet around. McKamish implemented this standard and philosophy as an approach to begin each day with the goal of “Zero Accidents Today.”

Our Team’s Safety Vision is a set of principles designed to achieve Safety Excellence.  These principles are as follows:
  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Accountability
Leadership starts with leading by example and by character.   It means taking the initiative to always do the right thing, even when no one is watching.  Safety requires a positive attitude to provide positive safety results as attitude reflects behavior.

Education is about providing guidance, assistance and training to all team members so that they understand safety expectations and safe work practices, procedures and awareness. In the mechanical contracting industry, projects and facilities are very fluid.  Being able to adapt requires educating our Team on workplace/task-oriented hazards and corrective actions. Knowledge is power. 

Teamwork is utilizing the best tool of all . . . your co-workers, peers, supervisors and managers. With many different levels of construction experience and individual perspectives, we focus on connecting these individuals to develop new ideas to ensure a safer and more efficient process.

Communication is critical to achieving Safety Excellence. All aspects of our job revolve around communication. We educate our Team to recognize that if something doesn’t look right, feel right or seem right, then there is a probability that it is not right. It is never wrong to stop what you are doing and call your supervisor for further clarification. Never hesitate to reach out to someone with a question and/or concern.  We are all in this together for the same goal.

Accountability is essential to the construction industry. It is important to be accountable for your decisions, your actions and your Team members.  Accountability promotes improvement.

Our Safety Vision is the structure that strengthens our Safety Culture. Each and every member of our Team has a responsibility and a “skin in the game” work philosophy to improve our Safety Culture.  We treat every member of our Team as family, with the thought that at the end of the work day, everyone goes home the same way they came to work . . . healthy and safe. 

David McKamish, CEO:

"In every minute of every day, we need to be mindful of safety. McKamish employees, our subcontractors, other contractors and clients are extremely important to us. We want everyone to return home after a day's work to their family without incident."