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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

Weekly Toolbox Talk: 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.

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

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Close Calls/Near Misses Are Wake-Up Calls

 

At Marek we expect everyone to report unsafe conditions and actions, as stated in PROJECT SAFE. A near miss is always considered an unsafe condition that needs immediate correction.

Close calls or near misses are all too common in the workplace. Why talk about incidents that didn’t happen? The following story might make it a little easier to understand a close call:

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