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 Berg, CapMetro can help reduce risk from COVID-19 infections and ensure compliance with government guidance and regulations, avoiding costly penalties while improving safety.
In response to employee COVID-19 infections and Austin’s Stay Home – Work Safe order, CapMetro looked for expertise to develop an infectious disease response plan that ensured compliance with all local and national regulations, guidance and recommendations. In late April, CapMetro selected Berg’s team of health and safety experts to quickly develop a job hazard analysis for bus operators, on-demand drivers and maintenance personnel to assess all tasks and control measures, taking into account CDC and OSHA guidance for essential businesses, including PPE, administrative and engineering controls.
More recently, CapMetro worked with Berg to create a return-to-work office and facility assessment project, assessing all six Austin area office and operations facilities. This included a disinfectant evaluation and face shield training for employees to ensure employee confidence that their workplace and job are safe.
“The safety and well-being of the CapMetro family and our customers is our number one priority as we continue to deliver a critical service during this public health emergency,” said Gardner Tabon, vice president of safety, risk management and accessible services management, CapMetro. “With our understanding of the virus changing on a day-to-day basis, it is difficult to identify the right path forward. Berg has helped us identify that path. They have been extremely responsive, available and dedicated to making sure we are putting the proper measures in place to help ensure the safety of our communities.”
Berg is now offering these new COVID-19 and outsourced environmental, health and safety compliance services on-site and remotely to businesses across the nation as part of its overall compliance offerings, helping businesses return to work or continue to offer critical services. Recently, OSHA has stated that during an enforcement inspection, compliance safety and health officials will assess an employer’s efforts to explore all options to comply with applicable standards, including virtual training or remote communication strategies. Berg provides companies with the virtual customized OSHA health and safety compliance services they need to meet these recommendations and reduce the risk of regulatory penalties.
As the country continues the process of re-opening the economy, Berg will stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 guidance efforts in order to help employers better address issues that arise managing compliance, prevent additional COVID-19 exposures and infections, protect employees and gain confidence that workplace and job tasks are safe during the pandemic.
“Making sense of complex and rapidly changing requirements can be an extensive, complicated and technical process for businesses, and this is made even more challenging in the midst of this pandemic,” said Russell Carr, president, Berg Compliance Solutions. “That’s why we are dedicated to equipping both existing essential business clients and new clients everywhere with the tools they need to help prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus across our globe.”
About Berg Compliance Solutions
Berg Compliance Solutions specializes in helping small companies manage environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance and risk. Since 2003, Berg has helped businesses keep workplaces safe, minimize environmental impact and maintain compliance with OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, DOT and Hazardous materials regulatory compliance laws. Based in Austin, TX, Berg works with companies across the United States. For more information, visit www.bes-corp.com
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