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February 18, 2015

Regional Workplace Safety Summit Offered March 25th in San Antonio

AUSTIN, TX The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present the first in a new series of regional workplace safety workshops for employers and employees on March 25, 2015 at the Region 20 Education Service Center at 1314 Hines in San Antonio. The San Antonio Regional Safety Summit is one of several Regional Safety Summits offered by the DWC around the state in the coming year. The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes coffee and snacks.

According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contact with objects and equipment surpassed falls to become the second leading cause of occupational fatalities, while falls, slips and trips were the third leading cause of occupational fatalities in Texas in 2013. The DWC Regional Safety Summit features presentations that address these and other safety issues commonly encountered in the workplace.  Presentations include:

  • Elements of Effective Safety Programs: Explores seven core components and best practices commonly found in effective and comprehensive safety programs;
  • Requirements of a Comprehensive Hazard Communication Program: Addresses four key areas needed in the workplace to establish a hazard communication program that is compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, including material inventory, labeling, safety data sheets, and employee training;
  • OSHA Written Programs and Training Requirements: Reviews the various OSHA written program and training requirements that employers should provide to their employees; and
  • Walking and Working Surfaces, Exit Routes and Emergency Plans: Explains OSHA’s General Industry standards pertaining to walking and working surfaces, including requirements for floor and wall openings, loading docks, stairways and ladders and general housekeeping; and  covers the OSHA requirements for exit routes, emergency action plans and fire prevention plans.

Employers and employees attending the San Antonio Regional Safety Summit will be able to choose the sessions most valuable to their industry and workplace.

Participants can find full course descriptions and register for the San Antonio Regional Safety Summit online on the Texas Department of Insurance website at For more information, contact the DWC at 512-804-4610 or

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Last updated: 5/2/2018