Employee Complaints Trigger OSHA Inspections

Employee Triggered OSHA Inspections Here is a very critical stat that every business owner in a high hazard industry, such as manufacturing, construction, or industrial services, needs to know: Between 2009 and 2013, an average of 20% of all inspections were triggered by an employee complaint. The percentage of employee triggered inspections rose to 24% last year and that’s because OSHA takes these complaints very seriously and is responding by doing more and more follow up inspections. Keep in mind that [...]

By |2021-09-09T14:36:29-05:00March 30th, 2016|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Employee Complaints Trigger OSHA Inspections

The #1 OSHA Compliance Mistake Made By Small TX Construction Companies

The #1 mistake that small Texas construction companies make when trying to manage OSHA compliance is dual tasking Project Managers or Superintendents with both building/managing projects and OSHA compliance. This mistake primarily involves general contractors, but can impact trade contractors too. Don't get me wrong, PMs and Supers are the "eyes and ears" at your projects and can therefore play a key role in safety management, but it's unrealistic to expect them to manage everything by themselves and keep your company out of trouble with OSHA [...]

By |2022-10-19T18:51:24-05:00March 23rd, 2016|Good To Know, OSHA Health & Safety, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on The #1 OSHA Compliance Mistake Made By Small TX Construction Companies

Head of OSHA Gives Speech on Workplace Safety Challenges and Trends

(This blog post has historically been one of our site's best performers and I finally figured out that most visitors are actually trying to learn more about safety speeches.  As a result I decided to create this video which explores the topic by telling you everything you need to know about safety speeches and if you should give one at your company.  Check this out before you do....) The blog post below which is [...]

By |2022-09-27T10:35:23-05:00July 5th, 2015|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Head of OSHA Gives Speech on Workplace Safety Challenges and Trends

OSHA’s TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) and DART (Days Away from Work, Days of Restricted Work Activity, Days of Jobs Transfer) Explained

CHECKOUT OUR NEW OSHA TRIR & DART VIDEO. Back by popular demand, our OSHA Power Brief that discusses and explains TRIR and DART: The Skinny: In this edition of our OSHA Power Brief series, we'll define and discuss two critical safety performance metrics: • TRIR: Total Recordable Incident Rate • DART: Days Away from work, days of Restricted work activity, and/or days of jobs Transfer Why is it important to understand these key safety metrics? • The [...]

By |2022-07-20T12:13:02-05:00January 7th, 2015|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA’s TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) and DART (Days Away from Work, Days of Restricted Work Activity, Days of Jobs Transfer) Explained

Job Hazard vs. PPE Assessment & Which One is REQUIRED by OSHA

The blog post below, which discusses safety Hazard Assessments, was first published in August of 2014 and is the 4th most popular page on our website.  Given it's popularity, and the importance of the subject, we wanted to briefly update its content. Make sure to read the full blog post to get a better understanding of the differences between these two assessments, but while doing so keep in mind that  while "PPE Assessments" are actually required by OSHA, these [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:03:54-05:00August 11th, 2014|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on Job Hazard vs. PPE Assessment & Which One is REQUIRED by OSHA

OSHA: 2 Key Safety Performance Metrics You Need to Know

THE SKINNY----------------------- In this edition of our OSHA Power Brief series, we'll define and discuss two critical safety performance metrics: * TRIR: Total Recordable Incident Rate * DART: Days Away from work, days of Restricted work activity, and/or days of jobs Transfer Why is it important to understand these key safety metrics? * The primarily value of TRIR and DART is to evaluate and quantify a company's safety performance. * Companies that meet OSHA's record keeping requirements must calculate, [...]

By |2022-03-21T12:50:50-05:00January 29th, 2014|Good To Know, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on OSHA: 2 Key Safety Performance Metrics You Need to Know