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by Jorge Vazquez on Mar 3, 2014

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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 24, 2014

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.... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 17, 2014

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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 10, 2014

Material Handling InstructionYou will need to demonstrate material handling with at least two different sizes of rock: refer to weight/loading information listed below that was obtained from our suppliers. You will need to demonstrate manual handling of studs and track of different gauges and types. Please read and cover the points addressed in... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 3, 2014

WAR ON FALLS HOW TO REPORT AN ACCIDENTHow long you work for us is based on how you safely perform your job and meet the production expectations of your supervisor.  Every Front Line Supervisor is responsible for timely reporting of all work-related injuries, accidents and fall exposures. To properly carry out his duties, today we are reviewing... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 27, 2014

HAZARD ANALYSISWORKING AROUND SPRINKLERS OR ELECTRICAL AREAS  Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to such dangers as electrical shock, electrocution, fires and explosions.  However when we talk about fires, is also important to mention that sprinkler systems are installed in projects to prevent... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 9, 2014

THINK SAFETY 2014The beginning of a new year is always a good time to evaluate how we work together and can emphasize safe production habits in everything we do. Safety will not occur by chance: it takes every worker’s determination and effort each and every day.A safe production record is built by people who recognize that falls from elevation... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 30, 2013

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... read more

by Marek Brothers on Dec 23, 2013

THE END OF THE YEAR The Marek Family of Companies is responsible for training you in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and of 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 placing trash where it belongs, picking up extension... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 9, 2013

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:•... read more

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