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by Jorge Vazquez on

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

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

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

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

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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

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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,… read more

by Jorge Vazquez on

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

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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

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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

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

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

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… read more

by Jorge Vazquez on

UTILITY KNIFE SAFETY There’s one hand tool that demands your respect over many others in the workplace, a tool that can cut you to the bone in an instant: the utility knife. Many workers use utility knives to cut drywall, ceiling tile, strapping, puncture shrink-wrap, and open packaging. But, one wrong move and these blades… read more

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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 for working around sprinkler and electrical areas.… read more

by Stan Marek on

Originally published on rationalmiddle.com As I drove to work recently, the top story on the news was the housing shortage. Nationwide, demand exceeds supply by 3.8 million homes, and nowhere is that shortage more acute than in Houston. Houses go on the market and draw multiple offers almost immediately, which can be discouraging for… read more

by Jorge Vazquez on

SAFE BEFORE THE STORM RAIN CAN RUIN A JOB Rain may be good for the farmer, but it can turn the jobsite into a giant mud pie. The rain can ruin materials and supplies and generally makes things downright messy. Steel gets slippery, equipment gets stuck, and workers get wet. By covering equipment, materials, tools, supplies and people, rain doesn’t… read more

by Jorge Vazquez on

WAR ON FALLS LADDER SAFETY At the Marek Family of Companies we take pride in everything we do. Our type of work is often performed at heights, and working at heights can be hazardous. Falls rank as the chief cause of death on the construction jobsite. That’s why the Marek Family of Companies is always looking for ways to… read more

by Jorge Vazquez on

HAND TOOLS SAFETY Of all the equipment placed at our disposal, common hand tools, which we take for granted, are the most useful and the most often abused. A recent review of construction injuries reveals quite a number of minor accidents involving the use of hand tools. To counteract this trend, it would be wise to review the… read more

by Jorge Vazquez on

Mandatory Topic: Heat Stress  Hot weather causes more fatalities than any other weather-related source. Heat waves are rarely given adequate attention, but in fact, they claim more lives each year than floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined. Heat waves are a silent killer. Heatstroke… read more

by Marek Brothers on

ATLANTA, JULY 26, 2021 – MAREK announced today the merger/acquisition of McElroy Specialty Interiors, Inc. (MSI), a leading specialty contractor based in Marietta, GA, creating a new corporate subsidiary effective July 26, 2021 - MSI/MAREK. Founded in 1994, MSI provides subcontracting, design-build, construction management and consulting to… read more