by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 13, 2021
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 fire breakouts inside buildings, but when these lines with high-... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Jan 6, 2021
When we do accident investigations, a lot of times we’ll find injuries can be attributed to some type of distraction.
Although it may not be possible to eliminate distractions, experts say steps can be taken to minimize them and recognize when they occur.
Different types of distractions
When people are distracted, they are not paying attention... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 30, 2020
MAREK hopes you had a great holiday season with your loved 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 wellbeing.
In fact, according to the... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 23, 2020
Do you often need to make strange or awkward movements to get your work done? Long reaches, twists, bends and stretches put your shoulders, back and elbows in uncomfortable and unnatural positions. These postures can injure your nerves and even blood vessels that supply your muscle.
Merely reaching behind you or above your head can put your body... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 16, 2020
At MAREK we care for our employees. Safety is a major role in everybody’s life and doing the right thing for the right reason is the key to our success.
We, as a group of employees, must focus on safety and prevention by practicing problem identification and problem-solving. To work at MAREK you must care about safety by paying attention to and... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 9, 2020
STILTS POLICY STATES:
Employees shall always use a stable surface, scaffold, material stack, or wall for support when getting on or off stilts. When mounting stilts, the top leg strap first will be buckled first. When dismounting, the leg strap is unbuckled last. (Wheels on scaffold must be locked)
Today we will discuss the simple precautions... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Dec 2, 2020
Attention All Foremen: You will demonstrate a powder-actuated tool to all your employees today. Safe production practices need to be covered in this meeting. You may choose to demonstrate multiple tools with live firing. Powder actuated fastening tools have many things in common with sporting rifles and pistols. All use a load to fire a... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 25, 2020
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.
The following four environmental conditions... read more
by Jorge Vazquez on Nov 18, 2020
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 11, 2020
Project Safe states quite simply:
Employee Basic Safety Rules, Safe Work Habits: “Careless disregard for the safety of other employees will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate termination."
“Employees will be expected to regularly inspect and evaluate the work area for hazardous conditions, and to report any changes immediately to the... read more