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Think Twice 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 EHS compliance manager: Recruiting: During recruiting process, it's very difficult to properly vet a candidate's experience & qualifications unless you have lots of experience doing this. Management: It's [...]

Don’t Get This OSHA Letter in 2020

Last summer I received a call from the owner of a small Texas manufacturer who got inspected by OSHA and had just received the this letter: It was a 24 point laundry list of virtually all OSHA standards that apply to a typical manufacturer, and the company was in violation of all of them. The owner was in a state of panic and didn’t know what to do, and unfortunately I was the one who had to tell them it [...]

By |2020-01-07T11:01:39-05:00January 7th, 2020|OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Don’t Get This OSHA Letter in 2020

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 |2019-12-24T11:08:06-05:00December 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 summarizes the case:“This [...]

By |2019-12-11T13:41:52-05:00December 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?

OSHA Announces “Significant Inspection Increases” in 2019

Despite the current administration's promise to reduce regulation, today OSHA announced that they have conducted more enforcement inspections in 2019 than in the previous 3 years. Although one could certainly argue that there's a difference between adding/reducing regulations, and enforcement of regulations, it seems clear that the administration is continuing their commitment to workplace safety for American workers by ensuring that employers are held accountable to this goal. In addition to increased OSHA inspections, the agency has also [...]

By |2019-12-04T19:04:47-05:00December 4th, 2019|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Announces “Significant Inspection Increases” in 2019

Free OSHA 10 Hour Construction Classes in December

TDI is offering several free OSHA 10 Hour classes in December for construction. Classes will be delivered in English and Spanish and is a great opportunity for at risk workers to improve their safety awareness. Here's the schedule: Austin, English: 12/3 and 12/4 Austin, Spanish: 12/5 and 12/6 Fort Worth, English:  12/10 and 12/11 Register Here    

By |2019-11-25T12:10:53-05:00November 25th, 2019|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Free OSHA 10 Hour Construction Classes in December
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