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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.

 

OSHA Addresses Amputation Hazards In The Manufacturing Industry

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OSHA Addresses Amputation Hazards In The Manufacturing Industry

According to OSHA, there were a reported 2,600+ amputations across the country in 2015.  In fact, approximately 57% of reported amputation cases involved manufacturing workers.

Planned OSHA inspections will be conducted in manufacturing sites throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas as a result of increased amputation cases.  Enforcement of safety regulations should be managers and supervisors top priority

Expect on-site inspections to include focus on machinery that present amputation hazards to exposed workers.  Inspectors will review operational procedures, employee working conditions, record keeping, as well as the company health and safety manual.  Make sure these items are updated and in place before an inspector visits.  Ensure compliance with proper implementation of health and safety programs.

Types of Amputation Hazards in Manufacturing

There are several different mechanical components that expose workers to amputation hazards.

  • Point of operation—the area of a machine where it performs work on material.
  • Power-transmission apparatuses— flywheels, pulleys, belts, chains, couplings, spindles, cams, and gears in addition to connecting rods and other machine components that transmit energy.
  • Other moving parts—machine components that move during machine operation such as reciprocating, rotating, and transverse moving parts as well as auxiliary machine parts.

Employers and employees should be able to identify, manage, and control amputation hazards commonly found in the workplace.   Hazards are commonly associated with mechanical components of machinery, the mechanical motion that occurs in or near these components, and the activities that workers perform during mechanical operation.

Methods of Safeguarding Machinery

Safe work practices, adequate employee training, and proper administrative controls can help prevent and control hazards. Machine safeguarding is crucial for all types of machinery.  There are two ways to safeguard machinery: utilizing guards and installing devices.

Guards provide physical barriers that prevent access to hazardous areas. They should be secure and strong, and workers should not be able to bypass, remove, or tamper with them. Guards should not obstruct the operator’s view or prevent employees from working.

Devices can help prevent contact with points of operation and may replace or supplement guards. Devices interrupt the normal cycle of the machine when the operator’s hands are at the point of operation, prevent the operator from reaching into the point of operation, or withdraw the operator’s hands if they approach the point of operation when the machine cycles. They must allow safe lubrication and maintenance and not create hazards or interfere with normal machine operation.

Additionally, it is always a good practice to ensure worker compliance with lockout tagout procedures.

Not Sure If Your Facility Is Safe?  Contact an SRP Safety Consultant Today to Schedule a Safety Audit.  Call 866.222.4972 Now!

Established in 1996, SRP Environmental has become turnkey consulting firm offering environmental, health and safety solutions to organizations in construction, manufacturing, agricultural, oil and gas, healthcare and property management industries.  SRP has seven convenient locations in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Midland, Shreveport and Pittsburgh to better serve their clients.

Increased Fatalities for Mowers & Tree Cutters Cause Regulators to Enforce Protection Standards

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Even though we work closely with oil and gas, manufacturing, construction and agricultural companies, we have found that the landscape industry has its share of safety concerns. We have worked with landscape companies who provide services to Department of Transportation and commercial properties. Their common safety concerns include PPE, heat stress, noise conservation and mobile equipment rollovers. Continue reading