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Is Your Company Safe From COVID-19?

As we begin the process of re-opening the economy, employers from all industries are really struggling to understand how to make their workplaces safe for employees and customers during this COVID pandemic. The TV, internet and social media are filled with stories about how even major companies like Amazon, Tyson foods and others are facing huge problems like infection outbreaks, employee walkouts, retaliation claims from employees who speak out, and how some companies are being forced to shut [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:12:31-05:00May 19th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus|Comments Off on Is Your Company Safe From COVID-19?

Preventative Safety Policies and How Your Company Can Benefit 

Worker safety is one of the top priorities for OSHA and other regulators for warehouses and factories. Creating safe spaces is a crucial part of keeping workers safe. Ensuring that air quality is up to OSHA standards, for example, is a large part of any warehouse safety effort. Training is also a large component of keeping workers safe. Not only do workers need a safe environment to work in, but they also need to know what to do in case [...]

By |2020-05-11T22:10:48-05:00May 11th, 2020|Good To Know|Comments Off on Preventative Safety Policies and How Your Company Can Benefit 

The Importance of Training Workers in Safety

It should come as no surprise that safety training for workers in your warehouse or factory is an extremely important topic for OSHA, EPA, and Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance. These regulatory bodies provide training specifications to ensure that your workplace and your workers are in compliance with these safety standards. However, up to 90% of small to medium-sized factory and warehouse companies don’t properly manage their OSHA, EPA, DOT, and state environmental training requirements, which puts them at serious [...]

By |2020-04-28T10:11:48-05:00April 28th, 2020|Good To Know|Comments Off on The Importance of Training Workers in Safety

TCEQ Issues $664,395 In Fines for Environmental Compliance Violations

Many small Texas manufacturers struggle to manage environmental and hazardous materials compliance, which can result in major TCEQ fines and penalties. Every week TCEQ fines small manufacturers for a wide variety of environmental violations including Hazardous Waste Management, Stormwater and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), air emissions including NSR and PBR, as well as Spill Prevention Pollution Plans (SPCC). It can be overwhelming for a small business and our environmental consulting services in Texas can help. Call Us At 512-457-0374 [...]

By |2020-04-28T10:11:45-05:00April 28th, 2020|Good To Know|Comments Off on TCEQ Issues $664,395 In Fines for Environmental Compliance Violations

OSHA Enforcement Policy During COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

On Thursday of last week (4/16/2020), OSHA issued a Memo  called “Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer's Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic” The memo is obviously intended to help clarify OSHA’s enforcement stance, but also to remind employers that they cannot put their safety programs on hold during the pandemic. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know: OSHA is not pausing enforcement during the pandemic. They will continue to conduct inspections, [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:13:04-05:00April 20th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Enforcement Policy During COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

OSHA Updates Respiratory Protection Enforcement

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has updated enforcement guidance regarding their Respiratory Protection Standard. The standard requires that when employers require use of an FFR respirator, such as the N95, employers must provide fit testing for any employee required to to wear the respirator PRIOR to starting use of the respirator. Given the limited/lack of availability of common respirators, including the N95, OSHA is now recommending that employers attempt to find substitute approved respirators, and if successful, they are [...]

By |2020-04-27T14:50:46-05:00April 17th, 2020|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Updates Respiratory Protection Enforcement
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