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

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?

Why Hire A Safety Consultant?

Your company has a lot on its plate, especially when it comes to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance. You have to keep up with numerous complicated and seemingly ever changing OSHA & EPA and state regulations, all while trying to manage a profitable business. 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 likely get it done better and cheaper than you [...]

By |2021-09-12T15:15:09-05:00June 2nd, 2020|OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Why Hire A Safety Consultant?

OSHA & CDC Combine COVID-19 Guidance Efforts

As the country begins the process of re-opening the economy, the federal government, through CDC and OSHA, is ramping up efforts to help private and public sector employers better understand how to manage workplace COVID-19 exposures, infections and risks. Both agencies issued updated and joint Coronavirus guidance and recommendations last week here. These efforts are being driven by several factors including a realization that the pandemic isn’t ending any time soon, just how contagious COVID-19 can be, as well as [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:12:00-05:00May 22nd, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, Safety Training|Comments Off on OSHA & CDC Combine COVID-19 Guidance Efforts