Berg Compliance Solutions Launches New Company to Help Small Texas General Contractors Manage OSHA Health & Safety Compliance & Risk
Based on Berg’s many years of experience helping small Texas construction companies, the company has recognized that small general contractors in particular face some of the most serious health & safety compliance challenges & risks in the construction industry, yet are often least equipped to manage them.
This realization has lead Berg to found Texas General Contractor Safety Consulting, with the mission of helping small Texas residential and commercial GCs protect their employees, subcontractors and businesses from harm through implementation of comprehensive health & safety compliance programs.
Services will be available at a fraction of the cost of hiring a qualified full time safety manager, and covers client projects throughout Texas and across the country.
AUSTIN, TEXAS—February 8th, 2024— Berg Compliance Solutions, experts in helping small manufacturing and construction companies ensure environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, today announced that Texas General Contractor Safety Consulting has been launched to focus on small residential and commercial general contractors and help them address the many challenges they face when trying to manage health and safety compliance & risk.
Small General Contractors Are At Greatest Risk:
The majority of small Texas general contractors fail to properly manage and “effort” OSHA compliance at their projects, putting themselves at risk for major liabilities including serious injuries, fatalities, major fines & penalties, public embarrassment, wasted money, lost customers and potential civil and criminal liability.
These companies are at greatest risk due to a common lack of expertise, time and resources needed to keep up with these complex regulations at projects which are often scattered across wide geographic regions, built by subcontractors who normally give little thought or effort towards safety.
The risks are made worse by: 1) the fact that according to OSHA’s “Controlling Employer” mandate, general contractors have final responsibility for the health and safety of their projects (despite all of these challenges) and 2) the construction process creates some of the most dangerous and deadly health and safety hazards in any sector, including falls, “struck-by” and “caught in-between” hazards, electrocutions and many more.
To make matters worse, general contractors can, and often are, cited for subcontractor violations resulting in fines than can run into the $10s or even $100s of thousands of dollars.
“Our management team is focused on building top quality projects, and on time. This is obviously a big priority, but we’re also committed to our OSHA health & safety compliance program to protect our workers, subcontractors and the company. This creates a serious challenge because our superintendents and project managers simply don’t have the time, nor expertise, to manage both priorities on a routine basis,” said one anonymous Berg GC client.
Our New Cost Effective Solution:
Texas General Contractor Safety Consulting was created to address these challenges using our “safety partnership” consulting approach, called “GC Compliance.” The service combines our proven & predictable compliance process, routine inspections, training and ongoing on-site guidance from our team of safety experts.
Major benefits include the fact that our “GC Compliance” service helps clients manage all areas of OSHA compliance, is offered at a fraction of the cost of staffing a full time safety manager and covers client projects across Texas and across the country.
“Keeping up with these complex regulations can be overwhelming for a small general contractor, but the risks of failing to take action are too big to ignore,” “ said Russell Carr, President, Berg Compliance Solutions. “Many of these companies don’t have the budget to hire a full time, qualified safety manager. “GC Compliance” fills the gap & reduces risk.”
About Berg Compliance Solutions
Berg Compliance Solutions specializes in helping small manufacturing & construction businesses manage environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance and risk. Since 2013, Berg has helped businesses keep workplaces safe, minimize environmental impact and maintain compliance with OSHA, TCEQ & EPA regulatory compliance laws. Based in Austin, TX, Berg works with companies across Texas and the United States. For more information, visit bes-corp.com or txgcsafetyconsulting.com
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