We understand the importance of identifying and correcting hazards, so we are equipped with the technology to keep your management in touch with your worksite. Using our online safety portal, you can see reports on information received from the field to identify hazards or trends that need correction. Your company management can read both positive and negative observations from the field with descriptions and photos.
Our employees meet the highest levels of OSHA qualifications and training programs, so that we have a well trained workforce that can assist your company to have the best workplace safety & health environment.
Our approach to safety awareness can be customized for your company to help you achieve your goals to make safety a priority. ESC offers trained safety professionals who can be contracted for long term or short term projects.
ESC Consultants Training Centers
|San Antonio Training Center
12758 Cimarron Path #127
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Phone: (210) 695-8701
|Dallas Training Center
1307 North Glenville Dr
Richardson, Texas 75081
Phone: (214) 575-8710
|Houston Training Center
5715 Northwest Central Dr. F101
Houston, Texas 77092
Phone: (281) 546-7598
|Rio Grande Valley Training Center
505 East Expressway 83
Pharr, Texas 78577
Phone: (956) 601-0816
|Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses|
This change in OSHA's requirements will improve safety for workers. One important reason stems from our understanding
of human behavior and motivation. Behavioral economics tells us that making injury information publicly available will "nudge"
employers to focus on safety.
And more attention to safety will save the lives and limbs of many workers, and will ultimately help the employer's bottom line as well. Finally, this regulation will improve the accuracy of this data by ensuring that workers will not fear retaliation for reporting injuries or illnesses.
What does the rule require? The new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required
to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Analysis of this data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources
more efficiently. Some of the data will also be posted to the OSHA website. OSHA believes that public disclosure will encourage employers to improve
workplace safety and provide valuable information to workers, job seekers, customers, researchers and the general public.
Anti-retaliation protections prohibits employers from discouraging workers from reporting an injury or illness. The final rule requires employers to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation, which can be satisfied by posting the already-required OSHA workplace poster. It also clarifies the existing implicit requirement that an employer's procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter or discourage employees from reporting; and incorporates the existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.
The new reporting requirements will be phased in over two years: Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. These same employers will be required to submit information from all 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2.
Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries (which includes construction) must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017, and their 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2.
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