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Weekly Toolbox Talk: Employee Handbook Part I

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK PART I
 
ATTENDANCE
Regular 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.

News from Marek Family of Companies

We have reached two historic milestones this year and how appropriate they are to communicate our culture. We celebrate 75 years as a contractor who employs the very best craftsmen and we have honored nine of those craftsmen with the Marek Certified Craft Professional Credentials.

My congratulations go out to Pedro Cerritos, Dale Dodson, Jesus Reyna Salazar, Mariano Espitia, Jorge Velez, Kevin Mathews, Michael Anderson, Rogelio Garza, and Gilberto Palomo.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Think Safety 2014

THINK SAFETY 2014

The 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.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Cold Weather Safety

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.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: The End of the Year

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.

Recent Bills for Construction

 In my working relations on the Construction Education Foundation Board in DFW, I had the pleasure of reviewing the “Educational” Legislative materials passed this session and I am happy to say that.   “I think our representatives helped us.”

Several of these Bills have “avenues” available for accredited training programs and maybe we can apply for use in our Workforce Development Programs?

 

In a super short form, here are their brief descriptions:

ASA-HC In The Community: Making a Difference in Construction at Texas A&M

The following was originally posted in the Houston Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association's newsletter.

In early Spring 2013, under the guidance of Cary Seabolt and Marcus Bollum of Marek Brothers Systems, the planning began for an ASA-Houston Chapter student chapter in the Department of Construction Science within the College of Architecture at Texas A&M. The Construction Science department has an average enrollment of six to seven hundred students, and although there are currently no institutional rankings of collegiate construction management programs, it is commonly regarded as the best of the best. Historically the department primarily focuses on general construction management, and typically does not delve into the specifics of industrial, civil, residential or specialty contracting.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: 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.

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