Monthly Archives: December 2013

It’s a positive thing that OSHA has become more strict on Silica standards, nobody would complain about that, but where people are complaining is in the lack of enforcement of these new standards. OSHA can make the standards as strict as they want but if they have cannot monitor and enforce the standards they are […]

NATEC International Inc.’s Renovation Repair and Painting courses for 2014 are now currently in enrollment. Classes are filling up fast as many workers need training to be in compliance with OSHA standards. If you are an employer it is important to keep your employees adequately trained for the job and up to code as well. […]

In a recent announcement it appears the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has moved into the 21st century by now allowing whistle blowers to file their complaint through online form. This should make the process of filing a complaint much more efficient. The online form includes information so that the whistle blower […]

NATEC International, Inc. offers a number of courses for lead safety certification. These courses include Lead Awareness, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Renovation Repair & Painting, Lead Supervisor Supplemental, Lead Worker and more! The company also offers many of these courses in Spanish as well to accommodate those Spanish speakers in the state of California. With new OSHA […]

Beginning January 1, 2014, employers will be required by law to give employees a “Cool-Down Recovery Periods” to prevent heat exhaustion for those working outdoors. As with most OSHA regulations, if an employer fails to provide these breaks for employees working outside they will be required to pay a wage premium much like that of […]

Although many companies as well as individuals have felt the affects of a waning economy, NATEC International has continued to expand into new territories throughout the state of California. Since opening up shop in Northern California, the company has seen a large increase in enrollment and course offerings. No longer are customers confined to training […]

Announced by Health + Safety magazine in October this year. Fall Protection had 8,241 total violations and was the most frequently cited OSHA standard violation, putting it at the top of the list.  This is surprisingly the third year in a row that Fall Protection has been number one on the list. Previously it was […]

With the holiday season upon us, retailers are offering big deals to bring enormous crowds through their doors this year. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has rolled out a list of guidelines for retailers to follow as they accommodate these mobs of shoppers, which have been known to turn angry and violent as […]

On November 29th, 2013, the Department of Labor institution of the Cranes and Derricks regulations play into effect as a sponsored information collection request is proposed. This information request allows the Department of Labor to submit to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration information such as mandated records. These records include: equipment rating, employee training […]