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Workplace COVID-19 Risk Exposures

How At Risk Are Your Workers? As the country opens back up and workers return to their jobs, it’s important to gauge where your employees fall in terms of risk level. Worker exposure risk when it comes to COVID-19 depends on a variety of factors. From the type of industry you work in to the level of human-to-human contact required in a typical work day, different variables can put your workers in categories ranging from lower risk to very high [...]

By |2020-10-25T14:34:28-05:00October 25th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations|Comments Off on Workplace COVID-19 Risk Exposures

Why Hire A Safety Consultant?

Your organization has a lot on its plate, particularly in terms of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance. You have to keep up with local, state, and OSHA regulations, all while dealing with ever-changing rules, best practices, and standards. But you don’t have to do it alone. A safety consultant can help you navigate the regulatory minefield and your place within it. What’s more, they’ll get it done faster (and cheaper) then you could if you assign someone the task [...]

By |2020-06-02T14:16:13-05:00June 2nd, 2020|OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Why Hire A Safety Consultant?

OSHA Enforcement Policy During COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

On Thursday of last week (4/16/2020), OSHA issued a Memo  called “Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer's Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic” The memo is obviously intended to help clarify OSHA’s enforcement stance, but also to remind employers that they cannot put their safety programs on hold during the pandemic. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know: OSHA is not pausing enforcement during the pandemic. They will continue to conduct inspections, [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:13:04-05:00April 20th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Enforcement Policy During COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

OSHA Updates Respiratory Protection Enforcement

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has updated enforcement guidance regarding their Respiratory Protection Standard. The standard requires that when employers require use of an FFR respirator, such as the N95, employers must provide fit testing for any employee required to to wear the respirator PRIOR to starting use of the respirator. Given the limited/lack of availability of common respirators, including the N95, OSHA is now recommending that employers attempt to find substitute approved respirators, and if successful, they are [...]

By |2020-04-27T14:50:46-05:00April 17th, 2020|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA Updates Respiratory Protection Enforcement

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

Employers Must Track & Report Work Related Covid-19 Infections on OSHA 300 Logs

OSHA has issued updated guidance requiring employers to track and record coronavirus/Covid-19 infections as a recordable illness on their OSHA 300 logs if the infection occurred as a result of work related activities and: COVID-19 diagnosis confirmed Exposure meets "work related" definition Meets 1 or more recordable illness criteria See More Here  

By |2020-06-29T17:14:40-05:00March 19th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Employers Must Track & Report Work Related Covid-19 Infections on OSHA 300 Logs
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