ATTN: Open Enrollment period starts May 11 and ends June 3, 2022. All benefits related information and actions will take place in MyMAREK. Enrollment will be passive. Coverage elections will remain the same unless you are enrolled in a Medical Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, or Health Savings Account.… read more
All of us have exposed ourselves to possible injury by taking shortcuts when a few extra seconds would have meant doing something the safe way. We did this as children when we jumped the fence instead of using the gate. We do it today when we cross streets between intersections instead of at corners.
Many people show… read more
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Tools and equipment include anything from ladders, scaffolds, utility knifes, extension cords, hammer, etc. They seem simple, but tools and equipment can be hazardous on the jobsite or anywhere they are being used. Their greatest hazards are misuse and improper maintenance.
Therefore, the Marek Family of… read more
MATERIAL HANDLING AND HAND SAFETY
Sharp edges and puncture hazards
When you are handling metal, remember the sharp rolled edges. Every employee gets relaxed around metal: when you see your co-workers do this, remind them about the sharp edges. Many hand lacerations are caused by carelessness - losing your grip and not wearing… read more
Notice to supervisors: If you are not using stilts on your job, make sure you mention the War on Falls for ladders, lifts, scaffolds, guardrails, and holes. Make sure you also mention the two-day suspension for any fall exposure.
WAR ON FALLS
PROJECT SAFE STATES:Only those employees who have been certified under the… read more
Line of Fire Safety Talk
The term “line of fire” is very common when talking about the hazards of a work task. Depending on the work being completed, there may be many different lines of fire or there could be very few. It is important to understand the “line of fire” and how to avoid being in it to prevent injuries.
What is the “Line of Fire”?
A… read more
WAR ON FALLS3 KEYS TO WORK SAFE ON LADDERS
Grab a ladder. Stand it up and climb. So simple anyone can do it, right?
But if it really were all that simple, 130,000 people wouldn’t get hurt on ladders each year, would they?
Most ladder accidents are caused by improper selection, setup, or use, not defects.
SELECTION… read more
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK PART III
All companies, no matter what their business, have certain rules of behavior which must be observed to ensure a productive and 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… read more
In 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… read more
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKPART I
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. While it is recognized that occasional illness or personal… read more
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET
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… read more
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. You need to be especially mindful of the weather, its effects on the body, and proper prevention techniques.
Environmental conditions… read more
WEAR EYE PROTECTION PROPERLY
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… read more
Notice to Supervisors: Mandatory Demonstration requires a Minimum of 20 minutes to effectively cover topic.
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 have their severity greatly reduced… read more
EYES, ARE PRICELESS
Let's take a quick test. How many basic senses do we have at birth? Name them. Is it one.... two.... four? I'm sure we all agree the answer is FIVE. These five senses are SIGHT, HEARING, TASTE, TOUCH and SMELL.
If you were faced with sacrificing four of these five basic senses, which one would you keep?… read more
WORKING AROUND SPRINKLERS OR ELECTRICAL AREAS
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… read more
SAFETY IN YOUR LIFE 2022
MAREK hopes you had a great holiday season with your love ones. It's the time of year to look at our road ahead and it 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… read more
NOBODY GETS HURT
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 muscles.
Merely… read more
When we do accident investigations, a lot of times we 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… read more
Please contact the payroll team if you were not able to get your address corrected in MYMAREK before 12/4/2021. The Payroll team will be mailing out gift cards soon and will not replace gift cards mailed to incorrect addresses
Even a simple extension cord needs to be looked after. It’s a shock or fire hazard… read more