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OSHA General Duty Clause Citations: What You Need to Know

OSHA expects all employers to take reasonable measures to protect workplace exposure to illness, accidents and fatalities. Fines, penalties and other repercussions can exist in instances where employers fail to do so. What is the OSHA General Duty Clause?  While you can’t possibly be prepared for every potential safety hazard that could arise on a typical work day, the OSHA General Duty Clause exists to ensure that employers take action against anything that threatens the health and safety of their [...]

By |2021-03-16T15:46:35-05:00March 16th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on OSHA General Duty Clause Citations: What You Need to Know

Lead With a Powerful Safety Message

An effective and compelling safety culture speech can convince your employees to commit to making safety a priority at your company. The more comfortable we get in a job, the easier it is to start to let complacency slip into your routine. Taking safety for granted is a common mistake - and, if we’re being honest, an understandable one. It’s quicker to take a shortcut, and that can be tempting. Although OSHA doesn’t require “safety speeches,” it’s a great way [...]

By |2021-02-18T22:13:19-05:00February 18th, 2021|Berg Environmental News|Comments Off on Lead With a Powerful Safety Message

What Happens If You Violate OSHA?: Fines & Penalties

As we all know, OSHA penalties are a big part of why citations are a worst-case scenario for a lot of employers. No one likes to think about the big, bad “what if”s of the world." With that being said, if the worst does happen and an employee does get inspected and cited, the employer has a choice to either pay the citation without objection or contest the citation if they believe the claim is inappropriate or unfairly calculated. How [...]

By |2021-02-05T17:33:37-05:00February 4th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on What Happens If You Violate OSHA?: Fines & Penalties

Is Your Company COVID Safe?

Given the recent spike in COVID-19 infections across the country, we decided to re-post this vital infographic we created to illustrate the key aspects of an Infections Disease Response Plan. The plan contains combined guidance from both OSHA and CDC and is designed to help employers control workplace COVID-19 infections. You can find more related information and guidance below the infographic. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to Berg Compliance Solutions with this graphic. [...]

By |2020-11-10T16:33:55-05:00July 1st, 2020|Good To Know|Comments Off on Is Your Company COVID Safe?

Handling Complaints Related to COVID-19

Fear of the novel coronavirus has been spreading throughout every corner of the world for the past few months, including the workplace. Because essential businesses have remained open, and others are partially reopening around the country, employers have seen a significant increase in reported concerns. So, how can you respond to these complaints, and what can you do to prepare yourself? First of all, you should know that a worker complaint to OSHA regarding COVID-19 does not mean that you [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:09:56-05:00June 26th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus|Comments Off on Handling Complaints Related to COVID-19

Berg Helps Capital Metro Protect Employees From COVID-19

Using Berg’s new COVID-19 service offerings, Capital Metro carefully manages complex guidance from OSHA, CDC and City of Austin to reduce COVID-19 exposure and infection AUSTIN—June 23, 2020— Berg Compliance Solutions, experts in helping businesses ensure environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, today announced that Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro), the Austin public transportation provider, has leveraged Berg’s new COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan Services to carefully manage guidance from OSHA, CDC and City of Austin regarding COVID-19. Working with [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:10:56-05:00June 24th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus|Comments Off on Berg Helps Capital Metro Protect Employees From COVID-19
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