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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 [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:51:18-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations In Texas

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 |2021-08-02T18:04:18-05:00July 29th, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on DOT Hazardous Waste-Materials Training Requirements

Is Your Texas Hazardous Waste Disposal Company Putting You At Risk?

Introduction: Is your hazardous waste disposal vendor putting your company at risk by failing to understand and advise you on EPA and TCEQ hazardous waste generator compliance regulations? We were recently contacted by 2 Texas companies who got into trouble with TCEQ and EPA for hazardous waste violations that were actually caused by their hazardous waste disposal company. These cases inspired me to write this blog post which is designed to explain how this can happen, what simple step [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:24:00-05:00August 10th, 2020|Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations|Comments Off on Is Your Texas Hazardous Waste Disposal Company Putting You At Risk?

We Are An EHS Compliance Advocate For Small Companies

We are advocates and experts for helping small companies manage OSHA, EPA, TCEQ and state environmental compliance and risk. Learn more about how and why Berg Compliance Solutions was founded in this video from the home page of Russell Carr's website: Get Our EHS Risk Report Now Book Your EHS Snapshot Assessment Hello and welcome! Ok, let me begin by asking a couple of questions: Are you struggling to figure out which [...]

By |2021-08-01T17:56:00-05:00February 4th, 2020|Good To Know, Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on We Are An EHS Compliance Advocate For Small Companies

Think Twice Before Hiring A Safety Manager

Things To Consider Before Hiring A Safety Manager Are you considering hiring an internal environmental, health and safety compliance manager for your company? If you've never done this before, you might want to think twice about the decision and here's why. Here are some of the most common challenges facing small companies when trying to recruit and hire an internal safety compliance manager: Recruiting: During recruiting process, it's very difficult to properly vet a candidate's experience & qualifications unless you [...]

The Texas EHS Audit Privilege Act Explained

Texas manufacturers are required to implement and manage a long list of environmental and hazardous materials regulations mandated by TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and/or EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). But this is much easier said than done due to, among other things, the volume & complexity of these regulations, not to mention the fact that they often change. Here is a list of some of the more common regulations: Storm Water Permit & Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:52:46-05:00November 25th, 2019|Good To Know, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on The Texas EHS Audit Privilege Act Explained
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