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?

The Importance of Training Workers in Safety

It should come as no surprise that safety training for workers in your factory is an extremely important topic for OSHA compliance. OSHA provide safety 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 training requirements, which puts them at serious risk of serious injuries and incurring major OSHA fines. It’s important to base your [...]

By |2021-08-01T15:40:19-05:00April 28th, 2020|Good To Know|Comments Off on The Importance of Training Workers in Safety

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

City of Austin Infectious Disease Response Plan & OSHA COVID-19 Information

Today we want to briefly discuss a few key regulatory requirements that companies who continue to operate during the pandemic need to be aware of and emphasize the importance of keeping up with these requirements to not only help protect your most valuable asset, your employees, from harm, but also to protect your company from related risks including potential civil liability as well as the risk of an outbreak within your company which could ultimately lead to a shutdown, [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:14:10-05:00April 7th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, Good To Know, Safety Training, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on City of Austin Infectious Disease Response Plan & OSHA COVID-19 Information

Texas Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Privilege Act Webinar

  If you’re a Texas manufacturer or industrial facility, big or small; there’s a long list of environmental and hazardous materials regulations that you have to comply with. In case you’re not aware , here are some of the more common regulations: Storm water Air emissions Hazardous waste management And the list goes on and on… To complicate matters, these regulations are complex, hard to understand and even tougher to comply with, requiring customized written programs, permit applications, routine inspections, [...]

By |2021-09-12T15:58:03-05:00March 19th, 2020|Good To Know|Comments Off on Texas Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Privilege Act Webinar

Coronavirus OSHA-Occupational Health & Safety Guidance

Update:  With the unfortunate arrival of the Delta variant, workplace COVID-19 planning continues to be very important as we head into the fall of 2021.  Also keep in mind that since we published the blog post below, the Biden administration instructed OSHA to issue new enforcement efforts to hold employers who don't manage workplace infections accountable.  While the majority of Coronavirus related information being disseminated over TV, internet and word of month applies to public health and safety, we wanted [...]

By |2021-09-03T18:28:28-05:00March 17th, 2020|Good To Know, Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Coronavirus OSHA-Occupational Health & Safety Guidance