Heavy Equipment Operator Training

W&M has been providing compliance services for Caterpillar, Inc. since 2009. For this particular project, Caterpillar requested W&M develop and deliver classroom and hands-on hoist and rigging training for its authorized employees that operate of overhead and gantry cranes. Safety should be the first and most fundamental priority when performing lifting operations.



Safety for Temporary Workers

Temporary workers are sometimes necessary to get projects completed on time.  But what happens when they get injured on the job?  There is often confusion among Human Resource Managers, EHS Managers, and Staffing Agencies regarding temporary worker safety and injury reporting responsibilities.  A few key points to remember:  It is the responsibility of the “Host” (i.e., worksite employer) to:   Report injuries incurred by temporary workers on their OSHA 300 logs.  These injuries are factored into their injury rate.   Ensure the temporary worker is adequately trained regarding the hazards of the job site and work responsibilities (e.g. Hazard communication, emergency action, fire extinguisher and bloodborne pathogen training; hazards and use of site specific equipment).    Ensure they have the proper certifications (e.g. crane worker certification, electrician license) to do the work they are performing.     Ensure they have adequate PPE that is in good working order and they have been trained in proper
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W&M’s Lori Siegelman to Present “How to Write a World Class Safety Program for Oil and Gas Industry

Lori Siegelman has been asked to give her presentation “How to Write a World Class Safety Program for the Oil and Gas Industry” to the North Texas Exploration and Production Safety Network. When:             March 27, 2014 Time:               8:30- 10:00 Where:           University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute 7300 Jack Newell Blvd Ft. Worth, TX  76118   Topics will include: Responsibilities of Management and Staff Work Rules, Alcohol/Drug Policy, Medical Evaluations, Training and Communications Incident Reporting, Emergency Response (including Emergency Action Plan) Safe Operating Procedures and Work Practices, Hazard Identification, Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry Lori Siegelman, CIH, CSP, CHMM Ms. Siegelman has more than 20 years experience on a wide range of environmental and safety projects in consulting and in private industry.  Her expertise includes industrial hygiene, health physics and management systems.  Ms. Siegelman served as Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) Manager for oil and gas, aerospace/defense and pharmaceutical/chemical companies for
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How to Write a World Class Safety Program for the Oil and Gas Industry

W&M will be hosting a How to Write a World Class Safety Program for the Oil and Gas Industry luncheon at the Plaza Club in San Antonio, TX on September 24, 2013. When:          September 24, 2013 Time:           11:30 – 1:00 Where:         Plaza Club                     100 W. Houston                      Frost Bank Tower, 21st Floor                      San Antonio, TX 78205 Pricing:         Free – RSVP required Topics will include: Responsibilities of Management and Staff Work Rules, Alcohol/Drug Policy, Medical Evaluations, Training and Communications Incident Reporting, Emergency Response (including Emergency Action Plan) Safe Operating Procedures and Work Practices, Hazard Identification, Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry Frank Engallina Mr. Engallina has twelve years of experience in environmental consulting operations. His project experience includes investigation and remediation of impacted soil and groundwater, environmental compliance, storm water permitting, asbestos consulting, real estate due diligence, and emergency response. He has managed environmental programs and projects for Tier I oil
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W&M Awarded Homeland Security Project

W&M was awarded a contract to provide exposure monitoring at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina.  W&M industrial hygienists will be evaluating the noise and chemical exposure to Homeland Security personnel.  Personnel will be monitored during a variety of training scenarios both on land and sea.  For more information, contact Gene Murray with W&M.





OSHA Regulatory Update Sept 21

Metroplex OSHA Update Sept 21 – Network with Safety/IH professionals. Come join W&M and other Safety Professionals and hear from the Fort Worth and Dallas OSHA staff on what is going on within OSHA and what their latest initiatives are. This is a great opportunity to network with your fellow occupational health and safety professionals and to have your questions answered by the regulatory representatives that will be present. Note: this event is being held adjacent to the Texas Star Golf Course, but there is no golfing associated with the event. There is, however, a cocktail reception sponsored by W&M… for more information, contact Lori Siegelman or Gene Murray.