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Berg’s Environmental, TCEQ, EPA and OSHA compliance assessment service evaluates your business’s EHS compliance condition, so that you’ll be aware of any gaps that may exist, and then makes prioritized recommendations for immediate improvement.
We offer two levels of EHS Assessment Services.
Action Assessment Report
Action Assessment Report
A comprehensive assessment of the state of OSHA and Environmental compliance at your company or work site.
The Comprehensive Compliance Action Assessment
Exactly What You Need to Know Now.
- OSHA 300 logs to identify injury and health risks and trends
- Health & safety manual
- OSHA required programs (PPE, Lockout/Tag Out, Fall Protection, Confined Space, etc.)
- Safety training programs and records
- Audit of your operational activities and associated physical hazards
- Confirmation of ongoing program maintenance, management commitment and employee participation
Environmental Compliance Assessment
- Review of operational environment to ensure existence & implementation of any required permits and programs
- Existing environmental permit compliance (Storm Water, Water Discharge, Air, etc.)
- Hazardous waste program compliance
- Permit & Program Reporting Records
- DOT and IATA
The Compliance Action Assessment Report
- Summary narrative of findings
- Estimated OSHA fine schedule to determine safety citation liability
- Itemized list of findings in an easy-to-understand format that makes reference to all applicable rules and regulations
- Specific recommendations for prioritized corrective action
Flexibility for Next Steps
Once the report has been presented, our clients can either choose to implement all corrective actions themselves, task us with assisting with a portion of the recommendations, or partner with us to implement all corrective actions and develop and maintain a fully compliant EHS program.
Berg’s Free EHS Compliance Assessment
A snapshot assessment, to reveal your greatest and most obvious financial and legal risks for non-compliance. Here’s what you receive from Berg in about one week.
- A walk-through of your workplace or work site to identify violations and hazards (much like an official inspector would)
- A personal review of the findings, using our Compliance Checklist that shows where you stand for the basic OSHA standards.
- Together we discuss the risks you face and discuss next steps.
Typical Next Steps
Frequently, clients at this point engage us to conduct a more comprehensive audit, which is the Compliance Action Assessment detailed above. Or, they hire us to work with their team to bring them into compliance.
Why Business Managers in Texas Must Know The Status of Their OSHA Compliance and Environmental Compliance
Environmental, Health and Safety Enforcement activities are at historically high levels with no signs of slowing down. More than ever, it has become imperative that business owners and managers are prepared to deal with EPA and OSHA aggressive enforcement initiatives.So Here are some startling facts to consider.
OSHA Compliance Crackdown
- OSHA increased fines by 78% in August of 2016: Serious Violations (the most common type) increased from a maximum of $7,000 each to $12,476 and Willful & Repeat Violations from a maximum of $70,000 to $124,709 each.
- An OSHA inspection can evaluate your business at any time, without warning, and levy significant fines and penalties.
- These inspections almost always find multiple violations which can add up to $tens or even $hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Citations are issued in over 75% of their inspections.
- Businesses without a complete and certified safety program are at a much higher risk for fines and penalties.
Key recent changes to OSHA’s enforcement policies:
- Increased mandatory fines for Serious Violations.
- Increased time period for scrutiny of past employer violations from 3 to 5 years.
- Currently attempting to expand criminal liability for employers for workplace fatalities.
Businesses may receive significant reduction in penalties if they contract with an outside health and safety consultant, and if they can demonstrate committed efforts to implement and maintain effective health and safety programs.
Environmental Compliance Fines Are Unlimited
- Fines and penalties for non compliance are not capped and can include criminal liability.
- EPA laws hold business owners, managers and even employees accountable for environmental violations.
- Business are accountable to a multitude of federal, state and local agencies,
- Each of which enforce a wide range of environmental rules and regulations.
Trust Berg For an Accurate and Actionable Assessment of Your EHS Compliance Risk
- Regulatory risk reduction
- You and your management team will be prepared for any surprise regulatory inspections
- You’ll gain a complete understanding of your OSHA compliance condition
- You’ll be positioned to implement a fully compliant EHS program
- Most importantly, you’ll have piece of mind