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May 11, 2015

Regional Workplace Safety Summit Offered June 17 in Houston

AUSTIN, TX The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on June 17, 2015 at the Lone Star College System at 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands. The Houston Regional Safety Summit is one of several Regional Safety Summits offered by the DWC around the state. 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 the most recent preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), contact with objects and equipment has surpassed falls to become the second leading cause of occupational fatalities while falls, slips, and trips are 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:

  • Components of an Effective Accident Prevention Program: Covers the seven components that comprise an effective and comprehensive safety program in the workplace;
  • Requirements of a Comprehensive Hazard Communication Program: Addresses the four key requirements of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant hazard communication written program;
  • OSHA Written Programs and Training Requirements: Provides information on OSHA’s required and highly recommended written programs, and covers the training that employers are required to provide to their employees; and
  • Walking and Working Surfaces, Exit Routes, and Emergency Action Plans: Establishes the relationship between walking and working surface maintenance and reduction in slips, trips, and falls; identifies OSHA requirements for guarding floor and wall openings; explores different types of work areas; reviews the design and construction requirements for exit routes; and covers the features of emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, and general fire protection best practices.

Employers and employees attending the Houston 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 Houston Regional Safety Summit online on the Texas Department of Insurance website at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/safety/regional.html. For more information, contact the DWC at (512) 804-4610 or safetytraining@tdi.texas.gov.



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Last updated: 05/11/2015

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