The 5 Step Checklist to Achieve OSHA Compliance

Our OSHA-Safety Program 5 Step Checklist Welcome and thanks for checking out this blog post. This cheat sheet will outline the 5 basic steps you’ll need to take to achieve OSHA compliance. When you’re ready to start build your OSHA compliance program, keep this guide close by and check each step off as you go. Let’s break them down, shall we? Step 1:  Conduct a Workplace Assessment The first step in building a safety program is to conduct an assessment [...]

By |2022-03-22T15:16:53-05:00March 18th, 2022|Good To Know, OSHA Health & Safety, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on The 5 Step Checklist to Achieve OSHA Compliance

Top 10 OSHA Construction Violations

The Top 10 Construction Safety Violations Day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year, OSHA inspects and fines small construction companies across the country for the same violations, which often adds up to $10s or even $100s of thousands worth of fines per inspection. Unless you're sure that your projects are keeping up, it’s vital that you take action and get prepared. With that in mind, here are the Top 10 construction violations that you [...]

By |2021-11-29T20:06:19-05:00November 29th, 2021|Good To Know|Comments Off on Top 10 OSHA Construction Violations

OSHA Lockout Tagout Standard Compliance

OSHA Lockout/Tagout - The Control of Hazardous Energy Standard Let’s take a deep dive into one of the most critical, complex and often mismanaged OSHA safety standards: The Control of Hazardous Energy standard, otherwise known as “Lockout/Tagout” or  “LOTO.” The  Standard was developed to help protect workers from the accidental release of stored energy in equipment during maintenance or service operations. A common misconception regarding LOTO is that it only applies to electrical energy.  Not true, it applies to any [...]

By |2021-10-22T12:29:40-05:00October 22nd, 2021|Good To Know, OSHA Health & Safety, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Lockout Tagout Standard Compliance

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

What Does It Mean To Be OSHA Compliant?

Learn everything you need to know about OSHA Compliance & Guidelines in this comprehensive blog post 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 the company and ownership at risk for [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:03:55-05:00July 18th, 2021|Good To Know, OSHA Health & Safety, 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