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by Marek Brothers on Jan 13, 2021

The following article was authored by Charles Frantes and originally published on TexasGOPVote.com. Business leaders and immigration experts explained the needs for and benefits of creating a policy to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during the latest episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration Docuseries: Finding Solutions – The ID and Tax... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 13, 2021

Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to such dangers as electrical shock, electrocution, fires and explosions. However when we talk about fires, is also important to mention that sprinkler systems are installed in projects to prevent fire breakouts inside buildings, but when these lines with high-... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 6, 2021

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 When people are distracted, they are not paying attention... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 30, 2020

MAREK hopes you had a great holiday season with your loved ones. Is now time to look at our road ahead and is important to remember that safety is our top priority. We need to remember that we are not getting any younger and that an injury can not only put us out of work but can also jeopardize your family’s wellbeing. In fact, according to the... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 23, 2020

Do you often need to make strange or awkward movements to get your work done? Long reaches, twists, bends and stretches put your shoulders, back and elbows in uncomfortable and unnatural positions. These postures can injure your nerves and even blood vessels that supply your muscle. Merely reaching behind you or above your head can put your body... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 16, 2020

At MAREK we care for our employees. Safety is a major role in everybody’s life and doing the right thing for the right reason is the key to our success. We, as a group of employees, must focus on safety and prevention by practicing problem identification and problem-solving. To work at MAREK you must care about safety by paying attention to and... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 9, 2020

STILTS POLICY STATES: Employees shall always use a stable surface, scaffold, material stack, or wall for support when getting on or off stilts. When mounting stilts, the top leg strap first will be buckled first. When dismounting, the leg strap is unbuckled last. (Wheels on scaffold must be locked) Today we will discuss the simple precautions... read more

by Marek Brothers on Dec 3, 2020

The following article was authored by Charles Frantes: Stan Marek, CEO of the Houston-based MAREK and long-time sensible immigration policy advocate met with host Gregory Kallenberg on a recent episode of the Rational Middle podcast to discuss his hopes and recommendations for a future Biden Administration regarding immigration reform. “We as a... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 2, 2020

Attention All Foremen: You will demonstrate a powder-actuated tool to all your employees today. Safe production practices need to be covered in this meeting. You may choose to demonstrate multiple tools with live firing. Powder actuated fastening tools have many things in common with sporting rifles and pistols. All use a load to fire a... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 25, 2020

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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 18, 2020

The Marek Family of Companies wants to take this opportunity to give thanks to the most important part of our business – YOU. We hope that you and your family have had a safe and healthy year. We hope you can spend these holidays with family and be able to give thanks for what you have. All of us at Marek can be thankful for another year. We want... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 11, 2020

Project Safe states quite simply: Employee Basic Safety Rules, Safe Work Habits: “Careless disregard for the safety of other employees will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate termination." “Employees will be expected to regularly inspect and evaluate the work area for hazardous conditions, and to report any changes immediately to the... read more

by Marek Brothers on Nov 10, 2020

The following article was authored by Charles Frantes: Loren C. Steffy discussed the new book he co-authored with Stan Marek, Deconstructed: An Insider's View of Illegal Immigration, on a recent Rational Middle podcast with host Chris Lyon. The book, which is available on Amazon, tells the story of Stan Marek’s family and their specialty... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 4, 2020

This zero tolerance means that certain unsafe employee actions will automatically result in suspension from work. So that employees understand what these actions are that will result in suspension, we will recap the WAR ON FALLS safety violations that will result in a minimum two-day suspension. LADDERS Standing on the top or the second step... read more

by Marek Brothers on Oct 29, 2020

Construction Citizen’s Elizabeth McPherson joined MAREK’s Laura Contreras on a jobsite last year to discuss her success through a NCCER training course at Community Family Centers (CFC). After completing the program at CFC, Laura was immediately hired by MAREK to work in their new flooring division. While Contreras’s mother was taking English... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 28, 2020

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 Marek Brothers on Oct 22, 2020

The following article was authored by Angela Robbins-Taylor, People Development Program Manager at Construction Career Collaborative: We held our 10th annual golf tournament this week and it struck me that this is exactly why I wanted to work for Construction Career Collaborative (C3). Not because I love golf tournaments or days out of the office... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 21, 2020

Notice to Supervisors: Mandatory Demonstration requires a Minimum of 20 minutes to effectively cover topic. 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 14, 2020

Crystalline silica is a common mineral in the earth's crust, and is found in many types of rock including sand, quartz, and granite. Silica is present in both work and non-work environments, and exposure to crystalline silica dust has long been known to cause a disease called silicosis. When you inhale crystalline silica the lung tissue reacts by... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 7, 2020

DISCIPLINARY POLICY 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

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