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Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations In Texas

Hazardous Waste Fines and Penalties Will Follow If Your Company Fails To Keep Up Here are the top 10 hazardous waste violations impacting Texas manufacturers which can result in major fines, penalties & disruptions: Failure to determine the company’s waste generator status (CESQ, SQG, LQG) Failure to create Waste Determinations to identify & characterize all waste streams Failure to properly label waste containers Failure to train employees on DOT hazardous materials shipping requirements Failure to create a Contingency Plan and Emergency [...]

By |2021-08-02T17:07:59-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations In Texas

DOT Hazardous Waste-Materials Training Requirements

Shippers of Hazardous Waste Must Get Training on US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations The US department of Transportation, or US DOT, requires extensive employee training for companies who are involved with shipping of hazardous materials. This applies to anything that meets US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (aka: HMR) from paints, chemicals and hazardous products, to hazardous wastes. There’s a wide range of impacted companies and activities that fall under this training requirement, but this blog only discusses training issues impacting [...]

By |2021-08-02T18:04:18-05:00July 29th, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on DOT Hazardous Waste-Materials Training Requirements

EPA and DOT Hazardous Waste Labeling Requirements

Learn How and Why To Label Hazardous Waste Containers Throughout my 22 years working in the hazardous waste industry I’ve learned that the most obvious and common sign that a company isn’t properly managing their hazardous waste obligations is failure to properly label waste containers. In other words, if a company isn’t labeling properly, it almost always means that the company isn’t managing their other EPA/RCRA requirements either, including determining their generator status, completing waste determinations, training employees, developing waste [...]

By |2021-07-28T10:48:52-05:00July 21st, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on EPA and DOT Hazardous Waste Labeling Requirements

OSHA Safety Training Requirements

Let's Talk Workplace Safety Training Programs So what exactly are OSHA’s health and safety training requirements? Unfortunately it’s not a simple answer because OSHA’s safety training regulations are actually fairly extensive, but we’ve done our best to summarize the most important points below. Before getting into the details, let’s quickly cover some very common mistakes that companies make when trying to manage safety training which can end up leading to lots of problems like serious injuries and major fines: Only [...]

By |2021-08-03T11:11:14-05:00July 19th, 2021|OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Safety Training Requirements

What Does It Mean To Be OSHA Compliant?

Learn everything you need to know about OSHA Compliance & Guidelines in this comprehensive blog post Is Managing Workplace Safety Really That Important? In short, the answer is an emphatic “yes” because companies who fail to do so put their employees at needless and significant risk for serious injuries or even death, not to mention major fines and penalties that can literally run into the $10s or even $100s of thousands of dollars. Being negligent about safety can also put [...]

By |2021-07-30T13:41:58-05:00July 18th, 2021|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on What Does It Mean To Be OSHA Compliant?

Texas TCEQ Industrial Waste Determination Requirements

This blog post will discuss and summarize the #2 Hazardous Waste Violation in Texas All Texas manufacturers, big and small, generate industrial wastes.  These wastes can include simple “plant trash” (paper, plastic and cardboard), recyclable wastes such as scrap metal, batteries, spent bulbs and in many cases, hazardous wastes such as spent paints, solvents, acids, bases or solids contaminated with hazardous substances. In Texas. all manufacturing facility wastes, even plant trash, are considered “industrial wastes” and are therefore must be [...]

By |2021-08-02T17:10:29-05:00June 30th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on Texas TCEQ Industrial Waste Determination Requirements
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