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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 |2021-09-27T12:13:03-05:00July 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

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 OSHA enforcement efforts and expansion of occupational health and safety regulations under Biden in the coming four years, especially as compared [...]

By |2021-09-09T14:07:38-05:00May 25th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on What To Expect From OSHA Under The Biden Administration

What is Hazard Communication?

Learn All About OSHA's Hazcom Standard 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 [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:43:19-05:00April 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 |2021-08-01T14:34:44-05:00March 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 |2021-07-30T17:56:35-05:00February 18th, 2021|Berg Environmental News|Comments Off on Lead With a Powerful Safety Message
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