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Every Project, Every Day

Safe Man Hours in 2018
Years in the NCDOL Building Star Program

The McDonald York safety culture is a way of life at work and home.

The McDonald York safety culture is a way of life at work and home. It’s a core value clients notice when walking through our project sites or speaking with our Superintendents. Safety is a condition of employment and is a paramount aspect of our job. We devote significant attention to safety, because it is an investment- not a cost. We will never put profit ahead of the safety and well being of our employees, subcontractors, and clients.

Safety Goal

Safety Recognition

Since 2004, McDonald York has been a proud member of the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) Building Star Program. The Building Star program recognizes contractors that display outstanding safety performance by establishing and maintaining a safe workplace. This is achieved through management’s commitment and leadership, employee involvement and participation, hazard identification and evaluation, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training.

Our Safety Approach

McDonald York’s current EMR of 0.77 is a result of management’s commitment to safety through visible leadership, engaging employees at all levels, empowering employees to address safety concerns, and utilizing the most sophisticated, user friendly software to share safety data in real time with all team members. We partner with subcontractors who share our safety values and visibly demonstrate those values everyday.

Procore’s® Universal Platform allows us to manage and distribute our written EHS programs, procedures, and forms from any location. Our teams can easily access the information they need in real time and on any device. This means greater teamwork, better communication, and a safer job. 

“In an industry where safety is paramount and the margin of error is so small, the responsibility of selecting the appropriate General Contractor to understand these practices is essential to meeting and exceeding these challenges. With a safety record that is unmatched by many, and a quality track record that delivers results on time and on budget; McDonald York is the first call for any onsite project that we undertake.”

-George Alex Patrick, HNP Implementation Manager
Duke Energy

Chris McGee

Meet Our Environmental Health & Safety Director

Our full-time Environmental Health & Safety Director, Chris McGee, is responsible for establishing company safety policies, implementing project-specific safety programs, and fostering McDonald York’s outstanding safety culture. Chris has a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Health with two professional certifications through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals – CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician). In his two decades of construction and safety experience, Chris has developed an established record and reputation of working with teams, subcontractors, executives, clients, etc. to ensure the safest job sites possible.