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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 |2021-07-26T11:55:55-05:00July 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 Guidelines in this comprehensive blog post. What are the OSHA safety laws and standards? How do you ensure OSHA compliance? What is an OSHA compliance program? You may have also wondered, 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 [...]

By |2021-07-28T13:12:26-05:00July 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 |2021-07-26T11:29:39-05:00June 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
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