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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 [...]

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 |2021-07-26T11:55:55-05:00July 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 Guidelines in this comprehensive blog post. What are the OSHA safety laws and standards? How do you ensure OSHA compliance? What is an OSHA compliance program? You may have also wondered, 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 [...]

By |2021-07-28T13:12:26-05:00July 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 |2021-06-30T18:29:07-05:00June 30th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on Texas TCEQ Industrial Waste Determination Requirements

What To Expect From OSHA Under The Biden Administration

This blog post consists of a video recording, and transcript, of a webinar given by Russell Carr of Berg Compliance Solutions describing his thoughts on what employers should expect from OSHA under the new Biden Administration Over the next 30 to 45 minutes I'm going to make the argument that employers should expect a return to increased enforcement efforts and expansion of occupational health and safety regulations under Biden in the coming four years, especially as compared to [...]

By |2021-05-25T17:39:24-05:00May 25th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on What To Expect From OSHA Under The Biden Administration
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