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What is Hazard Communication?

There’s no way around it, employees must be made aware of the dangers associated with any potentially hazardous chemicals in their place of work. Hazard Communication, or HazCom for short, is a set of processes that employees must follow when working with chemicals. Because of the number of health and physical hazards that these workers face, special procedures need to be laid out. Here’s everything you need to know about hazard communication, regulations, and requirements. OSHA requires that any employer [...]

By |2021-05-03T16:23:21-05:00April 30th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on What is Hazard Communication?

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

Building a Foundational Safety Program From the Ground Up

Let’s go ahead and imagine a scenario. It’s midway through March of last year. You’ve been working at the same manufacturing company for almost 15 years now. You’ve developed a real relationship with your boss, the Safety Director that you’ve been reporting to since you started here. However, once the pandemic hit, she cut her losses and decided to take an early retirement. Your new boss, on the other hand, was trained as a COO in the corporate sphere, and [...]

By |2021-01-27T17:02:06-05:00January 27th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on Building a Foundational Safety Program From the Ground Up

How Safety Consulting Can Improve Your Company’s Culture

We spend a lot of time at work, and most of us are pretty proud of what we do. But in no situation should your job ever cost you your life. Safe job sites should be a priority for all employers; after all, the health and safety of your workers is your biggest responsibility. Protecting your workers starts with a strong culture of safety at all levels of your company. When employees are involved in that process from the beginning, [...]

By |2020-12-23T15:36:50-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Good To Know|Comments Off on How Safety Consulting Can Improve Your Company’s Culture
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