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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

Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Regulations in Texas

Hazardous & Toxic Waste Disposal Compliance Regulations in Texas I'd like to begin this discussion by giving an example of what can happen to companies who fail to manage hazardous waste disposal requirements, and then summarize Small Quantity Waste regulations in Texas at the end of the post. EPA announced a $375,000 settlement with retailer Macy's over several hazardous waste management violations. The settlement included a requirement for Macy's to train their employees regarding RCRA rules and regulations at [...]

By |2020-06-16T19:10:58-05:00June 21st, 2018|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Regulations in Texas

Small Businesses At Greatest Risk for OSHA Inspections & Other EHS Compliance Liabilities

Hello, my name is Russell Carr, and I’m the president and founder of Berg Environmental Services and Berg Compliance Solutions, thanks for checking out our website. Ok, so If you found us on-line, there’s a very high probability that you either own or work for a small company who is struggling to keep up with what seems like an endless and ever-changing list of OSHA health and safety, and/or environmental and hazardous materials laws and regulations that apply to [...]

By |2020-06-16T18:52:39-05:00May 13th, 2018|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Small Businesses At Greatest Risk for OSHA Inspections & Other EHS Compliance Liabilities

Manufactures Who Task Unqualified Staff with EHS Compliance Are Asking for Trouble

If you’re like most small TX manufacturers, you’re not big enough to justify hiring a full time EHS manager, and have tasked an unqualified staff member to manage your OSHA and environmental compliance. This is one of the most common and potentially damaging compliance mistakes small companies make, and can create major risks & liabilities including huge regulatory fines and penalties, increased costs, lost customers, PR disasters and sometimes even civil & criminal liabilities for the business and ownership. Check out our new [...]

By |2018-04-26T09:29:08-05:00April 26th, 2018|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Manufactures Who Task Unqualified Staff with EHS Compliance Are Asking for Trouble

TCEQ Issues New PBR Steers Registration Guidance

PBR - Permit By Rule Compliance in Texas Many Texas manufacturers are unaware that they must manage certain air emissions through what's called a Permit by Rule, or "PBR." Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has 108 different PBRs that address a wide variety of air emissions, from welding, to surface coating, to electrical generators and many others.  Actually, PBRs can be industry or activity specific.  Keep in mind that some emissions require complete Air Permits, or what TCEQ calls [...]

By |2020-06-16T18:56:02-05:00April 15th, 2018|Government Regulation, State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations|Comments Off on TCEQ Issues New PBR Steers Registration Guidance

Texas Surface Coating PBR Preparation

Surface Coating Permit By Rule-PBR in Texas Many Texas manufacturers are unaware of environmental regulations that require companies to seek "authorizations" from TCEQ for emitting air pollutants for their painting and coating processes. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has a very specific air authorization for this activity: "Surface Coating, 106.433"  This authorization is a "PBR" or Permit by Rule.  In order to meet the requirements of this regulation, companies must take inventory of all associated paints and/or coatings and track their usage and emissions to [...]

By |2020-06-02T12:11:22-05:00June 6th, 2017|State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Texas Surface Coating PBR Preparation
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