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 ]


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OSHA's Seasonal Workers Website

With the increase in merchandise sales during the holiday shopping season comes an increase in potential hazards for workers in the wholesale, transportation, and retail industries. Employers should take appropriate actions to protect workers fulfilling customer orders, delivering packages, and managing crowds of shoppers. OSHA has resources to help keep workers safe at every step along the way in getting gifts from the warehouse to your home.

[Visit OSHA's Seasonal Workers Website]


OSHA Interpretation Letter: Is an Injury During a Lunch Break Recordable?

Scenario:
An employee experienced an injury when sharpening a personal pocket-knife while sitting in a company owned-truck parked in the employer's parking lot. The employee lacerated the palm of his hand and was treated with seven sutures, and the employee returned to work immediately with no restrictions.

You state that because the employee was on his lunch break at the time of the injury, you believe the employee was present in the work environment as a member of the general public rather than as an employee. You also believe that the injury is solely the result of the employee doing personal tasks at the establishment outside of his assigned working hours.

Question 1
29 C.F.R. § 1904.5(b)(2)(i) states that you are not required to record injuries or illnesses if, at the time of the injury or illness, the employee was present in the work environment as a member of the general public rather than an employee. Does this particular scenario fall under this exception making it non-work related, and therefore not recordable? [ more ]


$75,000 Settlement Reached for Failure to File TRI Reports

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with a Connecticut electric cable manufacturing company, Marmon Utility LLC, that failed to report information about certain chemical compounds at its manufacturing facility in Seymour, Connecticut.

Under the settlement, Marmon Utility has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle EPA allegations that the company failed to comply with federal right-to-know laws in 2018 when it failed to file and certify required reports describing certain chemical and chemical compounds processed at the facility. The reports, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) forms, are required under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

In April 2019, Marmon filed and certified its missing TRI reports for lead, copper and zinc compounds after an inquiry from EPA's New England office. Marmon was cooperative during the inspection process and case settlement negotiations. [ more ]





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