FAQ on OSHA Training & Safety Consulting Services

1Why do more companies turn to Impact Safety for their safety needs?
With rising costs and shrinking budgets, companies turn to Impact Safety to maintain a high standard of safety excellence with our customized solutions. Whether it is a one-time service or a long lasting relationship, we promise our team will always deliver exceptional service.
2What sets Impact Safety apart from its competitors?
1. Quickness and flexibility: Our large team and quick response time caters to even the busiest of schedules. We are able to assemble and dispatch a team shortly after notification. We also can begin safety training for teams within 24 hours’ notice.

2. Educators with experience: Specializing in hands-on OSHA compliance training, each Impact Safety instructor delivers the highest quality safety training available because they are more than educators. Each instructor has spent countless hours in the field and on the job. They are able to explain and provide insight that many instructors simply cannot deliver.

3. Combination of education and experience: The combination of our education and experience is what allows us to provide our clients with unmatched specialized service. Each of our employees is trained in OSHA compliance standards and has years of real-world field experience.
3How expensive can non-OSHA compliance fines be?
Fines can be very costly. It is not uncommon for OSHA fines to reach six-figures. You can refer to the official OSHA web site for examples of some recent costly penalties: News Releases
4What is a permit-required confined space?
  • Is large enough and so configured that an employee can barely enter and perform work.
  • Has limited or restricted means for entry.
  • Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy
  • Meets one or more of the following conditions:
    • Contains a material that has the potential for engulfing an entrant.
    • Contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere.
    • Has internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls, or by a floor that slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross-section.
    • Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.
    • In translation of this definition, tanks, vessels, sewers, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults and pits are all forms of permit-required confined spaces.
5What is a Job Safety Analysis and what benefit does it provide?
A Job Safety Analysis (also referred to as a Job Hazard Analysis) is a valuable safety tool used in the business world. A JSA helps uncover existing and potential safety hazards and concerns, while providing answers and recommended solutions to make the task and work area safer. A JSA can be very detailed and consist of step-by-step safety analysis, or less detailed, and analyzes the task as a whole.
6Why should a company have a JSA performed?
Besides the fact that hazards are addressed, a JSA can be used for training new employees and serve as good conversation for your area safety meetings. It is also a good document to have around in case there is an OSHA audit. The most important reason; however, is because you care about your employees, and it's the right thing to do.
7What documentation services can Impact Safety Systems provide?
Impact Safety provides a number of documentation solutions. In addition to documenting JSA's, we will devise safety manuals, in-house emergency response plans, confined space entry assessments and procedures, lockout plans, and many other forms of OSHA mandated documentation.
8How can Impact Safety assist our site Emergency Response Team?
Impact Safety can assist your site Emergency Response Team in many different capacities. Not only can we serve as your team leader consultant, we can help with training, documentation, planning, inspection, and incident investigation. We can also offer assistance in purchasing gear and supplies for your team.
9Why is this OSHA training important?
To assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance to keep them safe from potential accidents.
10Who needs OSHA training?
OSHA requires employers to provide training to workers who face hazards on the job and receive training about specific job-specific safety concerns, such as general safety & health provisions, personal protective equipment, fall protection, and other topics defined by OSHA standards.
11Where to get OSHA training?
Impact Safety is a comprehensive safety source for businesses in all industries and fields looking to reduce risk, protect assets, and create a safe, compliant work environment.
12What are the OSHA training requirements?
Training can become complicated when Federal, State, or local laws are involved. Talk to one of our safety consultants today, and we will help build your specific training program. Call us at (706) 790-6828 or email us at [email protected]
13What does OSHA stand for?
OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the leading agency for regulating workplace safety in the United States, formed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
14What is OSHA 10?
The term OSHA 10 refers to the OSHA Ten Hour Training that is part of the OSHA Outreach Training Program.
15What is OSHA 10 certification?
OSHA 10-hour certification teaches basic safety and health information to entry-level workers in the construction and general industry fields.
16What is OSHA 30?
OSHA 30 is an outreach and volunteer training program that provides 30 hours of training to mid-level employees and supervisors to reduce safety and health hazards in the workplace.
17What are the types of OSHA violations?
There are six types of OSHA violations:

• De Minimis Violations
• Other-than-Serious Violations
• Serious Violations
• Willful Violations
• Repeated Violation
• Failure to Abate Prior Violation
18What is the purpose of OSHA?
The purpose of OSHA is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers.
19How to get OSHA certified?
Impact Safety offers a wide range of OSHA training courses to help businesses become OSHA compliant.
20How long does OSHA certification last?
While the OSHA certification does not expire, it is recommended to take OSHA safety training every 4 to 5 years to stay updated with the latest safety regulations and industry practices.
21What are OSHA standards?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards.
22What does OSHA regulate?
OSHA enforces protective workplace safety and health standards.
23How often is confined space training required?
Confined space certifications should be reviewed annually in the case of any changes to working conditions or processes used on the worksite.
24Who needs hazwoper training?
Employees who are exposed to hazardous substances and engaged in several operations, including clean-up, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste, require Hazwoper training.
25How to get hazwoper certified?
Get your HAZWOPER certification at Impact Safety, your partner in OSHA Compliance and workplace safety. Impact Safety is committed to helping businesses in all fields and industries reduce risks, protect their assets, and ultimately create a safe and compliant work environment.