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View Our Free Webinar: How To Implement & Manage An Infectious Disease Response Plan

In response to the City of Austin's "Stay Home - Work Safe" order, which includes a requirement for employers who continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic to implement and manage an Infectious Disease Response Plan, we hosted two free, well attended webinars this week designed to explain plan requirements and answer questions. Keep in mind that OSHA, CDC and many other state and local agencies have similar requirements and recommendations. We have published the full webinar video presentation on [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:13:35-05:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, Fed Regulation, Good To Know, Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, State & Local Regulation, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on View Our Free Webinar: How To Implement & Manage An Infectious Disease Response Plan

Coronavirus OSHA-Occupational Health & Safety Guidance

While the majority of Coronavirus related information being disseminated over TV, internet and word of month applies to public health and safety, we wanted to do our best to distill it down to how it applies to occupational health and safety, which is what employers really need to be aware of.  In the US, OSHA and CDC (Center for Disease Control) are the primary agencies offering occupational guidance for employers and businesses. Knowing this information and following available guidance will [...]

By |2020-06-28T16:43:57-05:00March 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

Our New Site Visit Procedures To Control Coronavirus Spread

Given the current Coronavirus situation, Berg Compliance Solutions (“BCS”) has implemented the following procedures to be followed by our consultants during site visits to conduct safety inspections and provide training and related services. These procedures are designed to help prevent the risk of Coronavirus spread from BCS consultant to client employees, and vice versa, and ultimately to assure our clients that BCS is committed to taking all necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of this new virus. During site [...]

By |2020-05-27T12:20:17-05:00March 16th, 2020|Good To Know, Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Our New Site Visit Procedures To Control Coronavirus Spread

Business Owner Sentenced To 2 Years In Jail After Fatalities

A Boston area court sentenced Kivin Otto, owner of Atlantic Drain Services Company, Inc., to 2 years in prison after a trench collapse in 2016 resulted in the tragic deaths of two employees. Otto was convicted of two counts of manslaughter, and other charges, including witness intimidation after Otto tried to interfere with the OSHA investigation. The local OSHA representative stated: "Employers that display willful disregard for employee safety and/or obstruct, mislead or otherwise interfere with an OSHA inspection will [...]

By |2020-04-27T14:27:51-05:00December 24th, 2019|Good To Know, Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Business Owner Sentenced To 2 Years In Jail After Fatalities

What Happens To Business Owners Who Don’t Pay OSHA Fines?

OSHA answered this question in a press release issued this week:  They will come after the offender until they collect, plus penalties! Just ask Vasilios Saitis, owner of Altor, Inc. a construction company in New Jersey who was found in contempt of court, and was not only forced to pay the original $412,000 OSHA fine for multiple safety violations, but also $30,000 in penalties, not to mention all of the legal fees that accrued during extensive litigation. This statement [...]

By |2020-04-28T09:26:48-05:00December 4th, 2019|Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on What Happens To Business Owners Who Don’t Pay OSHA Fines?

Is Outsourcing EHS Compliance A Good Option?

Is outsourcing your environmental, health and safety compliance a good option for your company? It's very common for companies to outsourced their legal, accounting and IT needs and services, but many companies don't even know that outsourcing EHS compliance is an option... but it is. Now that you know it's an option, why would you consider it? Did you know that companies who fail to manage OSHA, EPA and state environmental and hazardous materials compliance put themselves at risk [...]

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