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 [...]

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 |2021-10-13T17:21:02-05:00July 29th, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA Health & Safety, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on DOT Hazardous Waste-Materials Training Requirements

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 |2022-03-21T13:04:53-05:00February 18th, 2021|Berg Environmental News|Comments Off on Lead With a Powerful Safety Message

Houston Business Owner Sent to Prison & Fined for OSHA Violations

The former president of Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services, LLC (PACES) has been sentenced for occupational safety crimes which resulted in employee deaths. Matthew Lawrence Bowman, 41, of Houston, pleaded guilty on May 9, 2013, to violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act and making a false statement.  He was sentenced to a year in federal prison Monday by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Bowman was also ordered to pay fines in the amount of $5,000. Bowman admitted [...]

By |2022-03-21T12:44:11-05:00October 30th, 2013|Berg Environmental News|Comments Off on Houston Business Owner Sent to Prison & Fined for OSHA Violations