Weekly Toolbox Talk: Severe Weather


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.  


Weekly Toolbox Talk: Strains and Sprains

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.

Marek Wins Pioneer Award

Marek was the recipient the ASA San Antonio Pioneer Award for 2013. This award was given to Ralph, John and Bill Marek for their 75 years of endurance and success. The pioneer award is presented to persons that have made great changes and advancements within their industry, thereby bettering the construction industry as a whole.

The criteria on which they were selected was their innovative mindset and commitment to outstanding quality of work, customer service, and for their dedication to the community and their employees during the recession. Marek has a positive impact in the construction industry for ethical practices, employee recognition, and benefits programs that have set a high standard in the industry that is upheld to this day and replicated by other companies. The accomplishments of the three founding Marek Brothers fit the criteria and intent of this award beautifully.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are devices designed to prevent accidental electric shock and electrocution by preventing ground faults. They also protect against electrical fires, tool/appliance overheating, and destruction of wire insulation. GFCI’s are required by building code in “wet” locations like kitchens, bathrooms and construction sites.


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