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Texas Companies Rack Up OSHA Penalties

Three Texas companies are facing federal penalties totaling more than $277,000 for failing to provide safe environments for their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited and fined CPE Feeds Inc. in Lubbock, JFM International Inc. in Willis and Subfloor Systems Inc. in Hurst for workplace hazards and [...]

OSHA “NEW” Electronic Reporting Rule

OSHA can begin enforcing its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs, a federal judge decided Nov. 28 ( TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No. 16-1998, 11/28/16 ). OSHA has succeeded in defeating the temporary injunction on its new electronic recordkeeping rule that also addresses injury reporting [...]

Who's Who in Energy

TCOR's very own was named to the San Antonio list of Who's Who in Energy for 2016/2017. The San Antonio Business Journal has released its 2016 compilation of "Who's Who in Energy." These heavy hitters are included in a joint special publication, included in the Nov. 25 issue, that includes [...]

OSHA’s 2016 Top Ten Violations

OSHA has released its initial list of the top ten safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. Over the past five years, the same violations have made the list with only slight variations in the order. The final list will be released by OSHA at the end of 2016:1. [...]

TCOR's Shelle Butschek Selected to Leadership of New Braunfels Program

Congratulations to Shelle Butschek, TCOR Benefits Manager, for being selected to the Leadership of New Braunfels 25th group of business and civic leaders to go through the program.  Leadership New Braunfels is an eight-month series of one-day sessions covering areas such as government, education, economic development, social needs, leadership skills and [...]

Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

So....you developed a comprehensive drug and alcohol program, had HR look it over and even sent it to your attorney for review.  Are you meeting all compliance regulations?  Well, you thought you were until OSHA decided to change the game slightly.  OSHA, within its new electronic record keeping rule, has [...]

New OSHA Silica Rule: What are the first steps our company should take?

When it comes to getting started in meeting the compliance requirements of the new OSHA Silica Rule, your order of controls may look like this to help you get started in the right direction: 9 Compliance Requirements 1. Conduct air sampling for baseline exposure for all processes and check regulated [...]

How Safeco RightTrack® Works

Do you consider yourself a good driver? If so, you could get major discounts on your Auto Insurance! At Safeco, they believe good drivers deserve to be rewarded. Through their RightTrack® program, now available in Texas, you can install a device in your car that recognizes your good driving habits and earn [...]