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Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations In Texas

Hazardous Waste Fines and Penalties Will Follow If Your Company Fails To Keep Up Here are the top 10 hazardous waste violations impacting Texas manufacturers which can result in major fines, penalties & disruptions: Failure to determine the company’s waste generator status (CESQ, SQG, LQG) Failure to create Waste Determinations to identify & characterize all waste streams Failure to properly label waste containers Failure to train employees on DOT hazardous materials shipping requirements Failure to create a Contingency Plan and Emergency [...]

By |2021-08-02T17:07:59-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Government Regulation, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations In Texas

DOT Hazardous Waste-Materials Training Requirements

Shippers of Hazardous Waste Must Get Training on US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations The US department of Transportation, or US DOT, requires extensive employee training for companies who are involved with shipping of hazardous materials. This applies to anything that meets US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (aka: HMR) from paints, chemicals and hazardous products, to hazardous wastes. There’s a wide range of impacted companies and activities that fall under this training requirement, but this blog only discusses training issues impacting [...]

By |2021-08-02T18:04:18-05:00July 29th, 2021|Berg Environmental News, Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on DOT Hazardous Waste-Materials Training Requirements

Is Your Texas Hazardous Waste Disposal Company Putting You At Risk?

Introduction: Is your hazardous waste disposal vendor putting your company at risk by failing to understand and advise you on EPA and TCEQ hazardous waste generator compliance regulations? We were recently contacted by 2 Texas companies who got into trouble with TCEQ and EPA for hazardous waste violations that were actually caused by their hazardous waste disposal company. These cases inspired me to write this blog post which is designed to explain how this can happen, what simple step [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:24:00-05:00August 10th, 2020|Hazardous Waste Management, Texas Environmental Regulations|Comments Off on Is Your Texas Hazardous Waste Disposal Company Putting You At Risk?

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

Our New Site Visit Procedures To Control Coronavirus Spread

Given the current Coronavirus situation, Berg Compliance Solutions (“BCS”) has implemented the following procedures to be followed by our consultants during site visits to conduct safety inspections and provide training and related services. These procedures are designed to help prevent the risk of Coronavirus spread from BCS consultant to client employees, and vice versa, and ultimately to assure our clients that BCS is committed to taking all necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of this new virus. During site [...]

By |2020-05-27T12:20:17-05:00March 16th, 2020|Good To Know, Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas Environmental Regulations, Texas Hazardous Materials Regulations|Comments Off on Our New Site Visit Procedures To Control Coronavirus Spread

Think Twice Before Hiring A Safety Manager

Things To Consider Before Hiring A Safety Manager Are you considering hiring an internal environmental, health and safety compliance manager for your company? If you've never done this before, you might want to think twice about the decision and here's why. Here are some of the most common challenges facing small companies when trying to recruit and hire an internal safety compliance manager: Recruiting: During recruiting process, it's very difficult to properly vet a candidate's experience & qualifications unless you [...]

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