Welcome to Katt Training & Consulting

Katt Training and Consulting (KTC) is an environmental, health and safety training and consulting company that serves customers across the United States. We offer a variety of on-site and online training, as well as computer based training courses.

Consulting services include site audits to determine a company's level of compliance with applicable Federal and State OSHA and environmental regulations.

KTC further specializes in developing comprehensive solutions for companies struggling with safety and environmental compliance. [ more ]

Standown to Prevent Falls Set for May

Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports falls from elevation as the leading cause of construction worker fatalities, affirming the importance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's continued commitment to raising awareness of this deadly hazard and how the industry can protect the safety and health of workers from death and serious injuries caused by falls.

OSHA's year-long commitment includes recognition of the agency's 11th National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction from May 6-10. This annual event during which OSHA will partner with Construction Safety Week, an organization comprising more than 40 national and global construction firms, aims to encourage employers nationwide to pause construction activities on May 8 to discuss how to work safely at elevation and create the largest-ever, industry-wide construction stand-down. [ more ]

$144,500 in Fines for Stormwater Discharge Violations

LENEXA, KAN. (MARCH 28, 2024) – Scrap Management LLC, doing business as Rivers Edge Scrap Management of Kansas City, Kansas, will pay $144,500 in civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company failed to adequately control stormwater runoff from its scrap metal recycling and processing facility. EPA says that these failures could result in illegal discharges of pollution into the Kansas River.

"Uncontrolled runoff from scrap yards harms streams and rivers and limits the public's use and enjoyment of those waters," said David Cozad, director of EPA Region 7's Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division. "This settlement demonstrates EPA's commitment to protecting vital watersheds in urban communities, especially in areas overburdened by pollution. [ more ]

OSHA Issues a Hazard Alert about Lanyards

OSHA recently investigated a preventable incident where a worker using a PFAS was killed after the lanyard was severed by an exposed edge during the fall. Evidence indicated the lifeline was damaged
during the fall, not before. In this case, the lanyard was not approved for working on or around sharp edges. Lifeline manufacturers warn about the use of lifelines around edges that could damage the line
or prevent it from effectively arresting the fall. Some manufacturers have even developed Self-Retracting Lanyards (SRL) designed for use around exposed edges (SRL-LE).

[View the Alert]

[Spanish version of the Alert]

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