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by Stan Marek on Feb 4, 2015

Saving the American middle class is a tall order, but I believe firmly that it can be done. Previously, I explained how hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers in our city are simultaneously being exploited while propping up the so-called "Texas Miracle." Jobs that could create a middle-class way of life for many of our youth are instead... read more

by Stan Marek on Feb 3, 2015

I love the construction industry, and I speak from experience when telling you it has to be saved from itself. Since 1938, our family business has helped build the monuments of this city and this state. More important, our companies - like many others over the past 75 years - have helped tens of thousands of hard-working Americans enjoy an... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Feb 2, 2015

Mandatory Topic:Notice to Supervisors: Read and prepare for safety meeting. Make sure all employees understand the importance of following our Hazard Analysis and the procedures to work around sprinkler and electrical areas.Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to such dangers as electrical shock,... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 26, 2015

DISCIPLINARY POLICYAll companies, no matter what their business, have certain rules of behavior which must be observed to ensure a productive, safe operation. The Marek Companies are no exception. For the welfare of all of us who work together on a day-to-day basis, certain actions are serious enough to warrant disciplinary procedures. Therefore,... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 19, 2015

ACCIDENTSIn the event an employee is involved in an accident or sustains an injury while on the job, they must report it to their supervisor immediately regardless of its severity. First aid supplies are normally maintained at jobsites to take care of certain minor injuries. When medical attention is warranted, the supervisor will assist the... read more

by Marek Brothers on Jan 15, 2015

 John L., Bill, & Ralph Marek founded the Marek Family of Companies with a strong commitment to its employees and their families. The Marek brothers' tradition of developing and nurturing its employees provides a unique opportunity for individuals looking for a career in the construction industry. For that reason, the Marek Scholarship was... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 14, 2015

ATTENDANCERegular and on-time attendance is essential to the efficient operations of the Company, and is an essential function of every employee’s job. Excessive absenteeism and tardiness are not only inconvenient, they are also costly problems. While it is recognized that occasional illness or personal reasons cause unavoidable absence or... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 7, 2015

The Marek Family of Companies hopes you had a great holiday season with your love ones. Is now time to look at our road ahead and is important to remember that safety is our top priority. We need to remember that we are not getting any younger and that an injury can not only put us out of work, but can also jeopardize your family’s well being.In... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 22, 2014

Mandatory Topic: Notice to Supervisors: Please prepare for safety meeting and ask workers to demonstrate awkward positions that might be used in your line of work, such as reaching behind, bending wrong, long reaches or twist.Do you often need to make strange or awkward movements to get your work done? Long reaches, twists, bends and stretches put... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 17, 2014

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 cords when not in... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 9, 2014

The Marek Family of companies takes a lot of effort in making sure each employee has the safest working environment possible. They make sure all the tools are in safe and working condition. All of our scaffolds and ladders are inspected before their use.They inspect all these for anything that may compromise its intended purpose, in other words... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 1, 2014

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.Web-Tex Scaffold SafetyAt the Marek Family of Companies we thrive on having safe equipment. Keep in mind that equipment is only as safe... read more

by Marek Brothers on Nov 26, 2014

Originally published on Construction Citizen.The Houston region, just like many other areas of the country, faces a paradox when it comes to matching people with the right jobs.  But the challenge in Houston is exacerbated in a way that other places would love.  There are so many jobs available that employers simply can’t keep up.  The... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 24, 2014

 Notice to Supervisors: Mandatory Demonstration requires a Minimum of 20 minutes to effectively cover topic.Sprains and StrainsSprains 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... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 21, 2014

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 12, 2014

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 conditionsThe following four environmental conditions are... read more

by Whitney Martin on Nov 11, 2014

What do we say to those men and women who fought for our freedom?Words cannot describe the tears that are shed as we watch those we love go off to defend our country.Words cannot describe the worry etched on a parent’s face, the dried tears on a spouse's pillow, the longing look at kids who have both parents safely at home.There are two words that... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 30, 2014

We have talked about eye protection many times in the past. There is no question how fragile our eyes are and how important it is to protect them. We all know when to wear eye protection on the job, but today we want to talk about other eye injuries that occur and how to prevent them. The majority of eye injuries do not occur because we failed to... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 22, 2014

 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 with poor housekeeping creates an unsafe... read more

by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 15, 2014

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.Of course there are many reasons... read more

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