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Weekly Toolbox Talk: COVID-19 Face Mask

While recent news across the country might be confusing on the use of face mask or not, MAREK’s standard of care will not change at this time. Continue to wear your face covering over your nose and mouth and follow other guidelines.

For example, 

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Cold Weather Safety

As the weather becomes “frightful” during winter months, construction workers who must brave the outdoor conditions face the occupational hazard of exposure to the cold. You need to be especially mindful of the weather, its effects on the body, and proper prevention techniques.

Environmental conditions

The following four environmental conditions are the causes of cold-related stress:

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Take Care of Your Feet

Most people don’t think much about their feet, until a foot begins to hurt. Damage to even one bone, ligament, or muscle in the foot can be very painful and make it difficult or impossible for you to keep on your feet and do your job. Unfortunately, statistics tell us that work related foot injuries are common.

Foot injuries can result from:

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains continue to be one of the highest types of injuries within our company. By following a few simple rules, many of these injuries can be avoided or their severity greatly reduced. Medical evidence has shown that performing warm-up exercises before work and after breaks reduces strain and sprain type injuries.

These rules are:

  • Warm up before performing physical task

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Eyes Are Priceless

Let's take a quick test. How many basic senses do we have at birth? Name them. Is it one.... two.... four? I'm sure we all agree the answer is FIVE. These five senses are SIGHT, HEARING, TASTE, TOUCH and SMELL.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Workplace Distraction

When we do accident investigations, a lot of times we’ll find injuries can be attributed to some type of distraction.

Although it may not be possible to eliminate distractions, experts say steps can be taken to minimize them and recognize when they occur.

Different types of distractions

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