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Weekly Toolbox Talk: 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 muscle.

GHP “Pays it Forward” with Support for Skilled Workforce through C3

Last month the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) unveiled their stunning new space in Partnership Tower which will serve as a meeting place for heads of state, senior business leaders from around the world, and others who visit to learn more about the greater Houston area. The construction of the space was achieved using the principles of the Construction Career Collaborative (C3), ensuring that the work was completed by the most highly valued craft professionals in commercial construction and that the resulting work was of the highest quality and delivered with the best safety performance.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: 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.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: 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 safety by paying attention to and avoiding hazards.

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

The following four environmental conditions are the causes of cold-related stress:

McCarthy Mystery Dinner “Oil’s Well that Ends Well”


On Thursday, October 27th, MAREK’s DFW office held an event at the Texas Star Theater in Grapevine, Texas thanking McCarthy for being our contractor of the year and HKS for being our architect of the year. Overall we had 47 attendees show up to help us uncover the murder of Derrick Von Spindletop. Was it his wife, Seth Pool, or the two new wildcats in town? Who knows!

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.

Marek Participates in CEF's “Build Your Future” Career Day


On Wednesday (October 26th) CEF Dallas hosted their 6th Annual “Build Your Future” Career Day. The day was a big success with a total of 60 exhibitors from the construction industry. There were 43 schools that attended with a total of 1,517 students. Marek had both an indoor and outdoor booth this year.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Web-Tex Scaffold Safety

Mandatory Topic: Notice to Supervisors: Read and prepare for demonstration of Web-Tex scaffolds. Make sure all employees understand the importance of following our safe scaffold procedures for the Web-Tex system.

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