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

The 5 Steps To Building a Strong Safety Culture

How To Build A Strong Safety Culture When we’re contacted by companies wanting help with safety, the conversation often starts with some variation of the following idea: “Our company just doesn’t take safety seriously enough.” “Nobody wears safety glasses or PPE” “Our employees often do dangerous things.” “We just don’t understand the importance of safety” The descriptions vary from person to person and company to company, but the common theme is the same, each is describing a lack of “safety [...]

By |2021-10-13T17:17:59-05:00September 27th, 2021|OSHA Health & Safety, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on The 5 Steps To Building a Strong Safety Culture

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 [...]

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 |2021-10-13T17:21:02-05:00July 29th, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Hazardous Waste Management, OSHA Health & Safety, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on DOT Hazardous Waste-Materials Training Requirements

OSHA Safety Training Requirements

Let's Talk Workplace Safety Training Programs So what exactly are OSHA’s health and safety training requirements? Unfortunately it’s not a simple answer because OSHA’s safety training regulations are actually fairly extensive, but we’ve done our best to summarize the most important points below. Before getting into the details, let’s quickly cover some very common mistakes that companies make when trying to manage safety training which can end up leading to lots of problems like serious injuries and major fines: Only [...]

By |2021-10-13T17:18:18-05:00July 19th, 2021|OSHA Health & Safety, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Safety Training 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 |2021-10-13T17:18:27-05:00July 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?