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 ]

EPA Annouces EManifest User Fees Effective October 1, 2023

EPA sets user fees based on the manifest usage and processing costs for each manifest type in accordance with its user fee calculation methodology in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations parts 264/265 subpart FF. EPA consulted with the e-Manifest Advisory Board on the FY 2024 and 2025 user fees during the February 28 - March 1, 2023 e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting entitled "Meeting the Needs of the User Community: e-Manifest Program Priorities and User Fees for FY 2024/FY 2025." Based on the Advisory Board's feedback, EPA pivoted to the highly differentiated fee formula for this user fee cycle.

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OSHA Expands Submission Requirements for Injury and Illness Data

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that will require certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit injury and illness information – that they are already required to keep – to the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The final rule takes effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and now includes the following submission requirements:

Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must electronically submit information from their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. These submissions are in addition to submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

To improve data quality, establishments are required to include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA from their injury and illness records. [ more ]

Guilty Plea to Manslaughter Charges Following Trench Fatality

BRECKENRIDGE, CO – The owner of an Avon construction company whose failure to follow required federal safety standards led to the 2021 trench collapse death of a 23-year-old employee in Breckenridge now awaits a November sentencing date after pleading guilty to manslaughter on Aug. 3, 2023.

The plea follows a criminal referral by the U.S. Department of Labor after Peter Dillon and his now defunct company, A4S LLC refused to require the use of proper safety equipment to protect his workers. The refusal contributed to a trench collapse in which a company employee, Marlon Diaz, suffered fatal injuries as he installed a residential sewer line.

After an investigation of the incident by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, A4S LLC received three willful citations in May 2022 for not ensuring the excavation was inspected by a competent person, failing to instruct employees on the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and not having a trench protective system in place. OSHA also issued the company a serious citation for not having a safe means of exit within 25 lateral feet of employees working in a trench. [ more ]

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