OSHA uses "general industry" to refer to every industry that does not fall under construction, agriculture, and maritime. At Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C., we work frequently with general industry training requirements (1910 requirements), as well as construction training requirements (1926 requirements). Employers that fall under these banners can turn to us to ensure that they are following all OSHA training guidelines appropriately.
1910 requirements for "general industry" address everything from the handling of hazardous materials to dealing with confined spaces. To address these requirements without too much upfront cost, employers utilize off-the-shelf compliance programs. Unfortunately, these programs may not effectively address the needs and circumstances of your business or your industry-resulting in greater cost overall.
Our attorneys take a different approach.
We create a custom program based on your workplace and industry, ensuring that the appropriate issues are highlighted. The training needs of an auto parts manufacturer may vary dramatically from the training needs of a rendering plant, so customized programs are a necessity. In the end, our programs are more cost-effective because businesses pay for exactly the solution they need, not a one-size-fits-all product.
The unique facets of the construction trade have led OSHA to create a separate set of training requirements specifically for employers in this industry. However, there is still need for customized legal solutions. Even within the construction industry, the training needs of an employer dealing with excavations vary substantially from an employer handling concrete and masonry. Our firm knows the varied requirements, and we know how to apply them through customized training programs that protect both employers and their employees.
To arrange a consultation about OSHA training, call (713) 489-2028 or contact our Texas law firm online. In addition to our main offices in Houston, we are available by appointment only at our offices in Corpus Christi, Austin, Sugar Land and the Galveston area. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.