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by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 20, 2022

Notice to Supervisors: Mandatory Demonstration requires a Minimum of 20 minutes to effectively cover topic. 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 have their severity greatly reduced... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 12, 2022

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. If you were faced with sacrificing four of these five basic senses, which one would you keep?... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 10, 2022

HAZARD ANALYSIS WORKING AROUND SPRINKLERS OR ELECTRICAL AREAS Notice to Supervisors: Read and prepare for safety meeting. Make sure all employees understand the importance of following our Hazard Analysis and the procedures to work around sprinkler and electrical areas. Electricity has long been recognized as a serious... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 30, 2021

SAFETY IN YOUR LIFE 2022 MAREK hopes you had a great holiday season with your love ones. It's the time of year to look at our road ahead and it 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 26, 2021

OUR VISION NOBODY GETS HURT 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 muscles. Merely... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 17, 2021

WORKPLACE DISTRACTION When we do accident investigations, a lot of times we 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 9, 2021

Please contact the payroll team if you were not able to get your address corrected in MYMAREK before 12/4/2021. The Payroll team will be mailing out gift cards soon and will not replace gift cards mailed to incorrect addresses EXTENSION CORDS Even a simple extension cord needs to be looked after. It’s a shock or fire hazard... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 6, 2021

URGENT: Please log in to MYMAREK and make sure your address on record is correct before 12/4/2021. The Payroll team will be mailing out gift cards soon and will not replace gift cards mailed to incorrect addresses. ABSENTEEISM AND SAFETY HOW NOT BEING THERE AFFECTS EVERYONE Bob NoPay has a problem that affects a lot of... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 29, 2021

BECAUSE WE CARE 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 17, 2021

SAFE FOR THE HOLIDAYS 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 11, 2021

Why Safety? Why is accident prevention so important? Do you view accident prevention as simply a way to avoid getting hurt? Do you work safely just because you want to? Perhaps you view accident prevention as a way of keeping the company happy or your supervisor off your back. Maybe you just do it because you have been told to... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 5, 2021

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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 29, 2021

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Noise is one of the most common health problems in workplaces today. Right now, about 30 million workers are exposed to high noise levels. If you’re one of those workers, you may be losing some of your hearing. And you might not realize it until it’s too late! Most of us take hearing for granted. When we go... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 21, 2021

HAZARD ANALYSIS WORKING AROUND SPRINKLERS OR ELECTRICAL AREAS Notice to Supervisors: Read and prepare for safety meeting. Make sure all employees understand the importance of following our Hazard Analysis and the procedures to work around sprinkler and electrical areas. Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 14, 2021

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK PART III DISCIPLINARY POLICY All companies, no matter what their business, have certain rules of behavior which must be observed to ensure a productive and 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 8, 2021

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK PART II ACCIDENTS 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Sep 29, 2021

Personal Safety Measures The Marek Family of Companies is responsible for training you in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the safety hazards applicable to your workplace. However, you are also an important player in jobsite safety and security. The simplest of tasks, such as... read more

by Marek Brothers on Sep 22, 2021

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK PART I ATTENDANCE Regular and on-time attendance is essential to efficient operations of the company and is an essential function of every employee’s job. Excessive absenteeism and tardiness are not only inconvenient, they are also costly problems. While it is recognized that occasional illness or... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Sep 17, 2021

POWDER-ACTUATED TOOL SAFETY Mandatory Topic: Read, be prepared and demonstrate to all employees 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.  ... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Sep 9, 2021

FLOOR OPENINGS Safely covering a floor opening with a piece of plywood requires more than just laying down the material over the hole, or even nailing it down. Total on the job safety requires a total job of eliminating hazards. A half or incomplete job of covering risks associated with floor openings can result in accidents. A... read more

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