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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 |2020-08-10T15:49:26-05:00June 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 |2021-09-03T12:18:58-05:00May 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

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 |2021-08-19T16:51:38-05:00June 6th, 2017|State & Local Regulation, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Texas Surface Coating PBR Preparation

Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Requirements

Texas Doesn’t Require Employers to Provide Workers Compensation Insurance In case you didn’t know, Texas doesn’t require companies to carry Workers Compensation insurance to protect their employees from workplace injury related costs.  Texas is the ONLY state in the country that doesn’t require employers to carry Workers Compensation insurance.  That’s right, the only state in the country. It’s a surprising fact and many Texans don’t even know about.  The situation can create devastating problems for injured workers and their families, [...]

By |2021-07-28T13:09:03-05:00May 3rd, 2017|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, State & Local Regulation, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Requirements

Q1 EHS Regulatory Compliance Update

  It’s hard to believe that we’re already through the first quarter of 2017, but here we are.  A lot has happened during Q1 in regards to environmental, health and safety regulations and policy so I’ll do my best to cover the highlights in this blog post. Topics: ▪     OSHA Update: New Rules and Deadlines ▪     The Trump Effect on EHS Regulations ▪     EPA Office of Small Business Hosts TX Environmental Regulations Stakeholder Meeting To Discuss Potential Roll-Backs   OSHA Update: New Rules [...]

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