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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations Announced for 2019

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Each year OSHA releases its list of the most frequently cited standards for workplace safety violations.  The announcement takes place at the annual National Safety Council Conference and Expo, which was held in San Diego last week.

From NSC online, “far too many preventable injuries and deaths occur on the job,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The OSHA Top 10 list is a helpful guide for understanding just how adept America’s businesses are in complying with the basic rules of workplace safety. This list should serve as a challenge for us to do better as a nation and expect more from employers. It should also serve as a catalyst for individual employees to re-commit to safety.”

Quick Look at OSHA Violations

For the most part, this year’s top violations remain unchanged.  Fall protection remains in the top spot for the ninth consecutive year, along with fall protection training requirements making the list yet again at number eight.  Newcomer from last year, eye and face protection remain in the top ten.  However, Lockout/Tagout and Respiratory Protection violations switch places this year.

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements, 6,010 violations – No change from 2018.
2. Hazard Communication, 3,671 violations – No change from 2018.
3. Scaffolding, 2,813 violations – No change from 2018.
4. Lockout/Tagout, 2,606 violations – Number 5 in 2018.
5. Respiratory Protection, 2,450 violations – Number 4 in 2018.
6. Ladders, 2,345 violations – No change from 2018.
7. Powered Industrial Trucks, 2,093 violations – No change from 2018.
8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements, 1,773 violations – No change from 2018.
9. Machine Guarding, 1,743 violations – No change from 2018.
10. Eye & Face Protection, 1,411 violations – No change from 2018.

Source: nsc.org

Why is this list important?

This list is a reminder to employers and employees to practice safety both on and off the job.  Business owners and safety professionals should be able to look at this list with confidence, knowing that their employees are safe when it comes to things like working on scaffolding, using personal protective equipment or even climbing a ladder.   Have you had any recordables related to these commonly cited standards?  What about near misses? When was the last time employees were trained?

Take this opportunity to use this list as a basis for annual refresher training for your employees, before someone gets hurt on the job.   For a comprehensive review of your safety program and daily operations, call SRP at (866) 222-4972 to speak with a safety consultant near you.  With over 20 years of experience and 19 locations throughout California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas, SRP thrives on being a multi-disciplinary, compliance-based EHS resource serving a diverse group of industries.

SRP Environmental Repeats as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies— as Determined by Inc. Magazine

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NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – For the 4th time since 2012, SRP Environmental (SRP) has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. SRP achieved its highest ranking ever in 2019, coming in at number 1948 on the annual Inc. 5000 list. SRP’s previous rankings were 2465, 3381, and 4225 in 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively.

Inc. magazine has revealed its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent private businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

SRP’s recent growth is driven by an innovative company vision, focused on quality customer service combined with the utilization of cutting-edge technology to deliver superior results for our clients. SRP currently employs a vast number of qualified and highly trained consultants who have helped over 6000 clients experience the SRP Difference.  SRP was founded in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1996 and has since expanded to 18 locations throughout California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. SRP thrives on being a multi-disciplinary, compliance-based EHS resource serving a diverse group of industries that include Insurance & Restoration, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Healthcare as well as Federal and State/Local Governments.

“We are grateful to be ranked on the INC. 5000 list for the fourth time and especially honored to have been ranked within the top 2000 for the first time. SRP’s success would not have been possible without our dedicated team of client-focused, highly talented and expertly trained professionals,” says Keith Sampson, President and CEO. “SRP’s continued growth and subsequent INC. 5000 ranking is a direct reflection of utilizing a team approach to deliver superior customer service that ensures our clients stay compliant with a myriad of environmental and safety regulations.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists.  The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

ABOUT SRP ENVIRONMENTAL

SRP Environmental is a full-service environmental, industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since 1996, SRP has leveraged its diverse knowledge base to ensure that clients are in compliance with applicable environmental, industrial hygiene and safety regulations. SRP supports companies nationwide in the insurance & restoration industries, oil & gas operations, agricultural operations, manufacturing, remediation, construction and healthcare industries.

CONTACT:
Keith Sampson, President/CEO
Office: (318) 222-2364
24-hour: (866) 222-4972

348 Aero Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
srpenvironmental.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

SRP Environmental Announces New Regional Manager for Midland/Odessa

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SRP Environmental is pleased to announce that Anthony Bolton has joined SRP as the new Regional Manager for the West Texas Office in Midland / Odessa. Based in the Permian Basin, this office provides full-service environmental, industrial hygiene and safety solutions, specializing in oil and gas services. Services include employee exposure monitoring, noise monitoring, indoor air quality, mold and asbestos surveys, site safety audits and safety training. Additional industries served include construction, manufacturing, healthcare, remediation and industrial.

“Mr. Bolton will help increase our west Texas and New Mexico presence. Mr. Bolton brings years of experience in the oil and gas industry and will provide the best technical and cost-effective solutions for our clients,” says SRP Environmental.

Prior to joining SRP, Mr. Bolton was the HSSE Coordinator for an oilfield support services company based out of Houston, Texas. He also has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry proven through diverse roles including Safety Consultant, Heavy Equipment Operator, and Truck Driver with DOT experience. Mr. Bolton’s educational background includes Occupational Safety and Health and Emergency Management. He will be graduating with his Masters in Communication within the next year.

The recent expansion reflects SRP’s innovative company goals that focus on quality client service, and cost-saving solutions. With over 20 years of experience and now 13 locations, over 6000 clients have experienced the SRP Difference. SRP plans to continue to hire qualified and highly trained consultants, while adding services to complement their core business offerings.

For more information, call SRP Environmental at (866) 222-4972 or visit online at www.srpenvironmental.com.

MIDLAND/ODESSA PRIMARY CONTACT
Anthony Bolton
Regional Manager
Email: abolton@srpenvironmental.net
Mobile: (432) 301-6015

ABOUT SRP ENVIRONMENTAL
SRP Environmental is a full-service environmental, industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since 1996, SRP has leveraged its diverse knowledge base to ensure that clients are in compliance with applicable environmental, industrial hygiene and safety regulations. SRP supports companies nationwide in the oil and gas, agricultural, manufacturing, construction and healthcare industries.

Focus Safety Training On These Top 10 Injuries

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Before your employees attend annual refresher safety training, consider adding additional topics like Ladder Safety and Slips, Trips & Falls. Liberty Mutual released its 2018 Workplace Safety Index to reveal the Top 10 causes of serious, non-fatal injuries. These injuries cost the company money in terms of insurance expenses, days lost and decreased productivity.

Top 10 Workplace Injuries

  1. Overexertion. These types of injuries are related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding or carrying objects. Employees should be trained on proper lifting techniques and back safety. TIP: Minimize distances loads must be carried.
  2. Same Level Falls. An example of this injury is tripping on an extension cord on ground level and falling. This does not include falling from an elevated walk way or from a ladder onto the ground level. This type of injury costs businesses an estimated $11.2 billion in direct costs. Employees should be trained on slips, trip and falls. Ways to help eliminate hazards include good housekeeping, quality walking surfaces, proper footwear, and walking at an appropriate pace.
  3. Worker on LadderFalls to Lower Levels. Examples of these injuries include falls from ladders, scaffolds, tops of equipment and other elevated work areas. Ladder falls account for the majority of these types of injuries. Make sure employees receive Ladder Safety training. TIP: Use the hierarchy of hazard controls to prevent these injuries.
    1. Elimination and Substitution
    2. Warnings
    3. Training and Procedures
    4. Personal Protective Equipment
  4. Struck by Object. Falling tools while performing equipment maintenance is a major cause of these types of injuries. TIP: Properly stack materials, always wear proper PPE, and don’t work under heavy machinery when in operation.
  5. Other Exertions. Examples of these injuries include working in unnatural positions or exerting too much physical effort. Make sure employees are trained on proper ergonomics that prevent getting in awkward positions.
  6. Motor Vehicle Accidents. The average car crash costs employers up to $16,500 per incident. These accidents include use of fleet vehicles and company trucks/cars. TIP: Develop a driving safety program to keep your employees safe on the road.
  7. Slip and Trips. This category does include falls. Examples of this injury is slipping on a wet surface without falling but still pulling a muscle. Good housekeeping procedures can help eliminate these injuries. Make sure work areas are clear of debris, extension cords, clutter, etc. Make sure any wet areas are clearly marked with wet floor signs.
  8. Caught in equipment. These injuries include your hand getting stuck in a machine, or employees getting pulled into some type of machinery. Make sure employees receive lockout tagout training annually. TIP: Make sure employees do not wear loose clothing.
  9. Struck against object or equipment. Examples of this injury involve workers running into pipes, corners, machinery or other people. TIP: Make sure workers do not carry things that can obstruct their view. Make sure they use extra caution when walking around corners.
  10. Repetitive motion involving micro tasks. These injuries are quite common in the manufacturing industry. TIP: Practice a rotating schedule so employees are not making the same movements over an extended period of time.

Need Some Help With Deciding What Training Topics To Cover? Call SRP to Discuss Your Program Today! Call SRP at (866) 222-4972 or visit us online.

Source: Safety Complance Alert, June 1, 2018, Vol. 24 No. 550

SRP Environmental Announces New Director of Operations for Dallas

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JUNE 01, 2018  DALLAS, TEXAS – SRP Environmental is pleased to announce the promotion of Logan Sampson to Director of Operations for the Dallas and Fort Worth area.  This office provides full-service environmental and industrial hygiene services to include environmental reporting, site assessments, soil and groundwater testing, asbestos and mold surveys, employee exposure monitoring, noise monitoring, and indoor air quality.  Additional services include site safety audits and safety training.

Eight years ago, Sampson began working as an environmental technician intern during the summers. After graduating from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship, Sampson joined SRP Environmental in Dallas as a Project Manager.   As his career grew with SRP, he became an integral part of the National Disaster Response team.

“Sampson’s knowledge of the Dallas Fort Worth market and leadership as director will ensure we’re helping clients with environmental and safety compliance,” says SRP Environmental. “We are confident Sampson’s background and business experience is well suited to lead the next phase of SRP’s growth and success.”

In addition to servicing the Dallas area, Sampson is able to provide environmental and safety compliance services to companies throughout Oklahoma.

The recent expansion reflects SRP’s innovative company goals that focus on quality client service, and cost-saving solutions.  With over 20 years of experience and 11 locations, 5100 clients have experienced the SRP Difference.  SRP plans to continue to hire qualified and highly trained consultants, while adding services to complement their core business offerings.

For more information, call SRP Environmental at (866) 222-4972 or visit online at www.srpenvironmental.com.

DALLAS PRIMARY CONTACT

Logan Sampson
Director of Operations
Email: logan@srpenvironmental.net
Mobile: (972) 213-0811

ABOUT SRP ENVIRONMENTAL

SRP Environmental is a full-service environmental, industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Since 1996, SRP has leveraged its diverse knowledge base to ensure that clients are in compliance with applicable environmental, industrial hygiene and safety regulations.  SRP supports companies nationwide in the oil and gas, agricultural, manufacturing, construction and healthcare industries.

 

SRP Environmental Expands Gulf Coast Operations, Opens Office in Houston Texas

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May 2, 2018

HOUSTON – SRP Environmental opens a new office in Houston, Texas to service the gulf coast region, and offer support for their Dallas and Midland locations.  This office provides full-service environmental and industrial hygiene services to include environmental reporting, site assessments, soil and groundwater testing, asbestos and mold surveys, employee exposure monitoring, noise monitoring, and indoor air quality.  Additional services include site safety audits and safety training.  In conjunction with their New Orleans and Baton Rouge office, SRP will be able to mobilize and rapidly respond to disasters along the Gulf Coast.

The Director of Operations, Chad Hyman, began his career as an industrial hygienist and safety specialist at SRP Environmental.  Hyman then pursued an industrial hygiene management position in the oil and gas industry. He oversaw the implementation of a comprehensive IH program and provided annual cost savings by minimizing the necessity of employees’ time and resources spent performing on-site sampling.

“With Houston as a prominent leader in the energy sector and an increase in oil and gas activity in the Permian Basin, the decision to open an office in Houston was an easy one,” says SRP Environmental. “Chad worked with us for several years and we are glad to have him back.  His expertise of industrial hygiene in the oil and gas industry is invaluable.”

In November of 2017, Chad Hyman re-joined SRP Environmental, becoming the Director of Gulf South Operations of SRP Environmental.  As a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, his experience outside of SRP brings a real-world perspective to industrial hygiene and safety solutions in the workplace.

The recent expansion reflects SRP’s innovative company goals that focus on quality client service, and cost-saving solutions.  With over 20 years of experience and 11 locations, 5100 clients have experienced the SRP Difference.  SRP continues to hire qualified and highly trained consultants, while adding services to complement their core business offerings.

For more information, call SRP Environmental at (866) 222-4972 or visit online at www.srpenvironmental.com.

HOUSTON PRIMARY CONTACT

Chad Hyman, CIH, CSP, MS
Director of Operations
Email: chad@srpenvironmental.net
Mobile: (936) 446-8227

ABOUT SRP ENVIRONMENTAL

SRP Environmental is a full-service environmental, industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The firm leverages its diverse knowledge base to ensure that clients are in compliance with environmental and safety regulations.  SRP supports companies nationwide in the oil and gas, agricultural, manufacturing, construction and healthcare industries.