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
by Marek Brothers on Dec 2, 2013
You are at risk from falling objects when you are beneath equipment, scaffolds, etc., or where overhead work is being performed. There is a danger from flying objects when power tools, or activities like pushing, pulling, or prying, may cause objects to become airborne. Injuries can range from minor abrasions to concussions, blindness, or death.... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 25, 2013
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.All of us at Marek can be thankful for another year. We want... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 18, 2013
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.
by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 23, 2013
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 with all employees, the responsibilities of supervisors and employees to report accidents.
by Jorge Vazquez on Sep 30, 2013
Actually, we have no control over rain, snow, sleet, wind, lightning or sunshine. But we can control what happens on our job as a result of the elements. Some of the biggest problems on construction jobs are caused by wind and lightning. Wind probably causes the most accidents; lightning can be deadly.
by Marek Brothers on Sep 12, 2013
Our stretching program helps our employees increase their overall flexibility and range-of motion for better and safer performance.
by Jorge Vazquez on Sep 8, 2013
HOUSEKEEPING AND TRASH REMOVAL09-09-13 There are several dangers on job sites simple because of the nature of construction work. When the natural hazards found on construction jobs sites are compounded with clutter and debris, the hazard level increases and the potential for an accident or an injury substantially increases. A construction site... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Sep 2, 2013
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET09-02-13 Most people don’t think much about their feet, until a foot begins to hurt. Damage to even one bone, ligament, or muscle in the foot can be very painful and make it difficult or impossible for you to keep on your feet and do your job. Unfortunately, statistics tell us that work related foot injuries are common. Foot... read more
by Marek Brothers on Jan 19, 2012
We will have an OSHA training class for employees who have not attended this training on Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday Janaury 25th. This is a mandatory training class; any employee that does not attend will not be allowed to return to work unti he/she attends this training class. Please contact Martha if you believe that this notice affects... read more
by Christel Qualls-Rhineberger on Apr 7, 2010
UT Southwestern had a contest for the employees to come up with a new safety slogan. 61 employees from the project's construction trades entered the contest. With 4 categories, and 1 judge from each trade to determine the winners, and the winners would receive a girt card. The 4 categories were: 1.)Personal Protective Equipment2.)Fall Protection3... read more