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Weekly Toolbox Talk: Suspension Recap

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.

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Interview With Intern Keenan McCord

Marek has been honored to work with and teach many great interns throughout the years. Keenan McCord has worked in Marek's Dallas office and Houston office so far. Watch below as he discusses what it's like to be an intern for Marek.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls (Fall Prevention)

We have all experienced slipping, tripping, stumbling or falling.  Usually the only result is that you feel silly, embarrassed, and perhaps got a scrape or bruise.  But falls kill 1,200 people at work a year.  They are the biggest cause of accidental death in the workplace. More than 33,000 people are disabled every year from falling down stairs, while many more people receive other injuries like strains, sprains, and fractures.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Sprains and Strains

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 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:

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Struck by Moving Objects

STRUCK BY MOVING OBJECTS   

Probably the most unpredictable type of accident is being struck by a moving object, because it is usually out of the routine.  

What do you look out for? What do you have to guard against? You should be careful at blind intersections in and around the worksite, and look out for stacked materials, equipment, sharp objects, overhead work and hidden debris. Rolls or pipes improperly stacked and unguarded can give way and roll into you, causing serious consequences.  Always barricade materials to keep traffic away from them and aware of hazards.  

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