Thursday, December 17, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Stay on top of the latest changes to the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E Standard. Our electrical safety certification courses cover the significant changes made to the standard.
We offer the following certification courses that include the latest updates to the NFPA 70E Standard:
- 7hr. Electrical Safety Low Voltage Qualified Person
- 9.5 Electrical Safety High/Low Voltage Qualified Person
- 4hr. NFPA 70E Arc Flash Electrical Safety
Monday, November 30, 2020
Through our partnership with Young Community Developers, we are honored for the opportunity to provide safety education to San Francisco's Southeast residents.
We recently guest spoke in the virtual celebration of the 16th cohort graduation. This is the first YCD EPA JRT cohort that began and ended during a worldwide Pandemic. We are truly excited for all the graduates.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The ehsInc team wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
We are thankful for our clients, partners, and colleagues.We will be closed on Thursday and Friday, so that our team may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
COVID-19 Infection Prevention Requirements (AB 685) - Enhanced Enforcement and Employer Reporting Requirements
- Orders Prohibiting Use (OPU): Cal/OSHA can issue an OPU to shut down an entire worksite or a specific worksite area that exposes employees to an imminent hazard related to COVID-19.
- Citations for serious violations: Cal/OSHA can issue citations for serious violations related to COVID-19 without giving employers 15-day notice before issuance.
- Employers are now required to notify all employees at a worksite of potential exposures, COVID-19-related benefits and protections, and disinfection and safety measures that will be taken at the worksite in response to the potential exposure.
- Employers are now required to notify local public health agencies of all workplace outbreaks, which are defined as three or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees who live in different households within a two-week period.
- An OPU allows Cal/OSHA to protect workers from an imminent hazard by prohibiting entry into a place of employment or prohibiting the use of something in a place of employment which constitutes an imminent hazard. An imminent hazard is defined as any condition or practice which poses a hazard to employees, which could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm immediately, or before the imminence of such hazard can be eliminated through normal enforcement procedures.
- The law makes it clear that Cal/OSHA can now shut down an entire worksite or specific worksite area that exposes employees to an imminent hazard related to COVID-19 infection. Cal/OSHA can exercise its authority at any place of employment where risk of exposure to COVID-19 constitutes an imminent hazard, and would remove employees from the risk of harm until the employer can effectively address the hazard.
- Cal/OSHA’s inspections may result in citations with monetary penalties. The citations classify each violation based on the severity of the hazard. Citations are classified as serious when Cal/OSHA demonstrates there is a realistic possibility that death or serious physical harm could result from the actual hazard created by the violation. Prior to AB 685, when Cal/OSHA planned to issue citations for a serious violation, it would first provide a form to the employer with at least 15 days of notice prior to issuing a citation with a serious violation.
- Cal/OSHA can now more quickly issue citations for serious violations related to COVID-19. AB 685 removed the possibility of a negative inference being drawn if Cal/OSHA does not send a pre-citation notice to the employer at least 15 days prior to issuing a citation for a serious violation related to COVID-19.
- The law now clearly states that employers must provide a written notice to all employees, and the employers of subcontracted employees, who were on the premises at the same worksite as the person who was infectious with COVID-19 or who was subject to a COVID-19-related quarantine order. After becoming aware of a potential exposure because someone at the worksite was infectious with COVID-19 or is ordered by a public health official to isolate due to COVID-19 concerns, employers must immediately (within one business day) provide the written notice to the employees and the employers of subcontracted employees.
- The law requires an employer to notify employees, and employers of subcontracted employees, of their potential exposure and provide them with certain information regarding COVID-19-related benefits and options. Employers must also notify employees and employers of subcontracted employees of the disinfection and safety plan that the employer plans to implement and complete per the guidelines of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The California Department of Public Health defines an outbreak in non-healthcare or non-residential congregate setting workplaces as three or more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees who live in different households within a two-week period.
- Employers must notify local public health agencies of outbreaks within 48 hours of becoming aware of the number of cases that meets the definition of an outbreak. The employer must notify the local public health agency in the jurisdiction of the worksite of the names, phone number, occupation, and worksite of employees who may have COVID-19 or who are under a COVID-19 isolation order from a public health official. Employers must also report the business address and NAICS industry code of the worksite where the infected or quarantined individuals work. An employer that has an outbreak subject to these provisions must continue to give notice to the local health department of any subsequent laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the worksite.
- The changes will be in effect from January 1, 2021 until January 1, 2023.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
October 8th, 2020 - Today marks our 10th year of doing business as ehs International, Inc. (ehsInc)As we reflect on the past ten years, we can't go without saying thank you to our loyal clients who have been with us since day one. You know who you are.
And to all of our clients and colleagues who have entrusted in our services and product, we thank you.
The most significant thing we learned from the 10 years in business is to treat each client the same, as if they were our biggest investor.
Cheers to another decade of providing environmental, health, and safety education and consulting services!
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
We now offer the 5-Day 40 Hour HAZWOPER General Site Worker Certification Training via Open-Registration Virtual Training.
Get your required certification training at your finger tips! It's never been easier!
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Whether we provide training exclusively for your company or if you attend our open-registration courses, we got you covered!
We also provide blended training for safety topics that require hands-on practical exercises.
We use the latest technology to deliver effective user-friendly online virtual training.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
OSHA compliant safety training at your fingertips! We have created a schedule of popular safety topics that are now open for registration.
- 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
- 40 Hour HAZWOPER General Site Worker
- 24 Hour HAZWOPER Occasional Site Worker
- 10 Hour OSHA Outreach - Construction Industry
- CPR Train-The-Trainer
- Respiratory Protection & Fit Test Train-The-Trainer
Friday, May 22, 2020
We will be closed on Memorial Day to honor the men and women of America's Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
“…And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice."
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Effective April 29, 2020 - In efforts to reduce the COVID-19 spread, Large Construction Projects (LCP's) in the Bay Area must adhere to the LCP Safety Protocols listed in Appendix B2 of the Bay Area SIP Order (Order No. HO-COVID19-09).
Among these requirements, LCP's must assign a qualified COVID-19 Third Party Jobsite Safety Accountability Supervisor (JSAS) for the jobsite.
- County of San Francisco
- County of Santa Clara
- County of Alameda
- County of San Mateo
- County of Contra Costa
- County of Marin
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
April 28th - Today we join AFL-CIO by observing Workers Memorial Day.
Light a candle to remember and honor the hundreds of thousands of workers killed and injured on the job every year.
For those on the front lines fighting COVID-19 - we see you and we thank you.
Monday, March 30, 2020
At home working? We can help maintain your certification. You will remain OSHA-compliant by taking virtual conferencing training with us.
- Live Instructor-Led Training
- Downloadable Student Materials
- Student Engagement with Interactive Options
- Registration and Attendance Reporting
- Connect via any Web-Enabled Device
- Voice Recognition for Webcam Video
- Customized Webcam Virtual Background
- Modern and Robust Chat Menu
- Immediate Access to Training Certificates
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Hi, I’m Marjorie Del Toro, President, and CEO of ehs International, Inc. (ehsInc). Let’s have a conversation; it’s important.
I understand the challenges you are facing, the concerns for your employees during this global health crisis. You have, by this point, received hundreds of notices from your clients, vendors, associations as to what steps they are taking to ensure the containment of COVID-19, within their purview.
I will not bombard you with yet another similar notice. I’m confident most are following CDC guidelines. My message today is that of the perspective of a business owner dealing with the same economic, health, and governmental compliance concerns. Our firm has educated hundreds of thousands of lives across the Nation on how to conduct their jobs safely. We accomplished this by providing our clients with a multitude of effective learning channels since 1997.
As leaders, we often fail to see solutions to challenges, even if the answer is right in front of us—especially during times like these.
I consistently search for options, solutions, guidance on how to continue to move forward with my responsibilities to my employees, clients, vendors, and regulating agencies. I heard that sigh-not one of relief!
I’m going to provide you a clear solution as to how to adhere to your responsibilities when it comes to complying with Federal and State regulations set by the Occupational, Safety, and Health Administrations (OSHA).
Technology provides us the ability to continue to focus on our mission for a healthier and safer workforce. Let’s take advantage of what we have.
I’m sharing with you what our firm has done for our clients to alleviate the challenges set by OSHA while at the same time providing our clients with economic relief. I challenge all businesses to do the same for their clients.
- We developed a written program covering policy and procedures for Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD), specific to COVID-19, and have made it available to our clients for a minimal fee.
- 25% Savings on Video Conferencing Training:
- On-site training is not an option; we have switched our clients to video conferencing.
- Employees log-on remotely or in small groups (providing the 6 foot distance between each employee is possible), while our safety instructors are teaching in real-time as they interact with each student.
- They encourage discussion, provide visual aid, polling, and interactive games. Our learning method is to provide a fun environment that takes the “stigma” of training, to a place that our students forget they are doing just that, learning!
- We have waived all cancellations fees, our way of thanking current clients for their continued support.
- We provided full access to our library of safety talks/tailgates. We are providing our clients, the guidelines, and discussion points necessary for a productive morning safety meeting. (for clients only)
- Online Training: Provide a discount for most corporations. Our robust learning management system provides the flexibility needed for the workforce.
We are extending these offers to you until August 1st, 2020.
We are here to help; follow the button provided or call us at 855.2.ehsInc (855.234.7462) or contact me directly, sincerely, I’m here to help. We want to provide you with one less worry.
Marjorie Del Toro
Monday, March 2, 2020
March 1-7, 2020 is National Women In Construction week! This week sheds light on female professionals making an impact in construction and to raise awareness for women finding careers in the construction field.
We only employ safety professionals that are forward-thinkers and have immediate capability or potential to make a positive impact in safety - it's no coincidence they are mostly female :)
This week we celebrate the positive impacts made by VP, Client Relations Kaila Krichmar CHST; Project Manager Leah Bates; and Processing Specialist Jacky Ornelas.
ehsInc is woman-owned since '97.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
New ANSI Standards Require Certification Training for all Mobile Elevating Work Platform Users AND Supervisors
New ANSI standards require certification training for all Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operators AND supervisors.
ANSI standards also require employers to develop a risk assessment and site plan for the safe operation of MEWPs.
If your MEWP operators aren't certified, YOU ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE! Call us ASAP to schedule your next training.
Our MEWP operator-level and train-the-trainer courses cover the latest regulations and help operators increase their safety awareness.
Our team of technical writers will develop your site plan too. We are your one stop shop.
To learn more and to download our infographic & safety talk follow the link below:
855.234.7462 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Do you have 2020 vision for safety?
Check out our new 2020 open-enrollment courses in California. We have Learning Centers serving the Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Click on the graphic above to view our California Learning Center schedule. Do you have 2020 vision for safety?
We are also introducing our 40-Hour HAZWOPER for Biological Response course for our Orange County, CA and Rahway, NJ Learning Centers. Dates coming soon!
Monday, January 13, 2020
Congratulations to our 2019 SAFETY CHAMPION AWARD recipients for their commitment to workplace safety!
- Mass Electric Construction Company
- City of Long Beach Water Department
- City of Riverside Public Works Department
Will you be among the 2020 Safety Champions?