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SAFETY AND WELLNESS

At Marek we recognize the direct connection between safety and wellness .As part of our values we are dedicated to our people and provide extensive training and opportunities to improve their safety and wellness on a daily basis. Safety and wellness means investing in our most valuable asset, our employees.

Safety Training

Required of all new Marek employees, this state-of-the-art course provides a detailed overview of Marek's above standard protocol for safe operations and safe work practices. Course topics include:

  • Basic Safety Orientation
  • Fall Protection
  • Company History
  • Ladder Safety
  • Commitment to Safety
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Marek Policies
  • Stretch and Flex/Body Mechanics
  • Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM)
  • Equipment Training
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Elevated Work Platforms
  • Electrical
  • Power Industrial Trucks
  • Material Handling
  • Powder Actuated Tools
  • Accident Prevention
  • Stilt Certification
  • War on Falls

In addition to Marek’s Basic Safety Orientation, all new employees will be provided with Personal Protection Equipment.

If you are a Marek employee and have not attended this orientation or if you need information on your location schedule, contact the Safety Manager in your area. You may also contact Jorge Vazquez, the corporate Safety Manager, for class schedules.

Wellness Program

Our Wellness program is designed to educate employees about a variety of health-related topics and give them access to resources to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The program focuses on promoting good health to reduce absenteeism, improve employee morale and productivity, and improve employee retention.

Program Components:

  1. Health education focused on lifestyle behavior change and awareness, tailored to employees’ interests and needs.
  2. Linkage to related programs like Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  3. Monthly newsletters with educational material
  4. Wellness presentations given by local doctors to teach how to lead a healthier life both at home and work

RELATED BLOG POSTS

Jorge Vazquez on Apr 13, 2017
Project Safe states quite simply:Employee Basic Safety Rules, Safe Work Habits: “Careless disregard for the safety of other employees will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate termination."“...
Jorge Vazquez on Apr 5, 2017
Note to Supervisors: Read and prepare. Your objective is to point out the dangers of the most common – AND PREVENTABLE – causes of serious accidents. Explain practices to help avoid these types of...
Jorge Vazquez on Mar 28, 2017
Tools and equipment include anything from ladders, scaffolds, utility knifes, extension cords, hammer, etc. They seem simple, but tools and equipment can be hazardous on the jobsite or anywhere they...

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