by Jorge Vazquez on Apr 7, 2021
Notice to supervisors: If you are not using stilts on your job, make sure you mention the War on Falls for ladders, lifts, scaffolds, guardrails, and holes. Make sure you also mention the two-day suspension for any fall exposure.
PROJECT SAFE STATES:
Only those employees who have been certified under the company’s stilt policy... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Mar 24, 2021
When was the last time you saw someone "on the job" also on their phone? In a single day a large number of employees are checking their phones:
Reading and typing text messages while trying to operate power tools
Updating social platforms with their latest selfies and posting unsafe condition of their... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Mar 17, 2021
All companies, no matter what their business, have certain rules of behavior, which must be observed to ensure a productive, safe operation. The Marek Companies are no exception. For the welfare of all of us who work together on a day-to-day basis, certain actions are serious enough to warrant disciplinary procedures.... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Mar 10, 2021
Grab a ladder. Stand it up and climb. So simple anyone can do it, right?
But if it really were all that simple, 130,000 people wouldn’t get hurt on ladders each year, would they?
Most ladder accidents are caused by improper selection, setup or use, not defects.
Be sure the ladder you select is strong enough to support your weight and... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Mar 4, 2021
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.
On jobsites, wear a face covering over your nose and mouth. If you are performing a task... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 25, 2021
In the event an employee is involved in an accident or sustains an injury while on the job, they must report it to their supervisor immediately regardless of its severity. First aid supplies are normally maintained at jobsites to take care of certain minor injuries. When medical attention is warranted, the supervisor will assist the... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 18, 2021
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.
The following four environmental conditions... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 3, 2021
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... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 28, 2021
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... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 21, 2021
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.
If you were faced with sacrificing four of these five basic senses, which ones would you keep? Most people would keep their sense of... read more