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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 |2021-09-27T12:21:44-05:00September 27th, 2021|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 |2021-09-22T13:41:06-05:00July 19th, 2021|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 Is Managing Workplace Safety Really That Important? 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 [...]

By |2021-09-27T12:13:03-05:00July 18th, 2021|Good To Know, 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 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

City of Austin Infectious Disease Response Plan & OSHA COVID-19 Information

Today we want to briefly discuss a few key regulatory requirements that companies who continue to operate during the pandemic need to be aware of and emphasize the importance of keeping up with these requirements to not only help protect your most valuable asset, your employees, from harm, but also to protect your company from related risks including potential civil liability as well as the risk of an outbreak within your company which could ultimately lead to a shutdown, [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:14:10-05:00April 7th, 2020|COVID-19 & Coronavirus, Good To Know, Safety Training, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on City of Austin Infectious Disease Response Plan & OSHA COVID-19 Information
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