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 Reports Decline in Chemical Releases in New England

BOSTON (March 3, 2022) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2020 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows that companies that manage chemicals continue to make progress in preventing pollution and reducing chemical releases into the environment. The report shows continued reductions in toxic chemical releases in the New England Region and that between 2019 and 2020 total releases of TRI chemicals nationwide decreased by 10 percent.

"By collecting and publishing the Toxics Release Inventory data every year, EPA works to better protect communities and promote transparency, and gives communities information that better empowers them," said EPA New England Regional Administrator David W. Cash. "EPA is encouraged by the continued decrease in releases of toxic chemicals in New England. We still have work to do to ensure this trend continues, especially in those communities that have been disproportionately impacted by pollution." [ more ]

Six Workers Injured in Flash Fire, Four Employers Cited

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations with a combined 11 serious violations to four employers for lack of safe work practices; confined space permit violations; confined space training, exposure to airborne concentrations of benzene; struck-by hazards; flash fire and explosions hazards and not performing process equipment inspections.

OSHA initiated an investigation following a flash fire and subsequent explosion that seriously injured six workers Sept. 27, 2021, at Westlake Chemicals in Sulphur, Louisiana. The incident occurred during preventive care and maintenance activities at Westlake Chemicals Sulphur facility. [ more ]

OSHA Announces Proposed Changes to Recordkeeping Regulations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR 1904.41. The current regulation requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information – that they are required to keep – to OSHA. The agency uses these reports to identify and respond to emerging hazards and makes aspects of the information publicly available.

In addition to reporting their Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, the proposed rule would require certain establishments in certain high-hazards industries to electronically submit additional information from their Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, as well as their Injury and Illness Incident Report. [ more ]

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