Texas OSHA Safety Training Courses
Texas OSHA Training Requirements
In Texas, some companies require their employees to take OSHA training in order to be qualified to perform certain duties. However, whatever industry you work for in Texas - taking an OSHA Training Course is a low cost investment that rewards you with essential job safety practices that could one day possibly save your life. Most workplace accidents and injuries are preventable, so that's why more workers are taking a proactive step towards occupational safety training. (Choose course in right column.)
HAZWOPER Training Required
The Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.120) - requires that all employees that are exposed to or handle hazardous materials must take a 24hr or 40hr HAZWOPER Training Course and an 8hr Annual Refresher, at a level required by their job function and responsibility, before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances.
Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. The major functions of TWC include developing the workforce, providing support services including child care for targeted populations participating in workforce training, and administering the unemployment benefits and tax programs.
The Texas Department of Insurance - Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) - Workplace Safety Program provides safety and health resources to employers, employees, and other entities that support the Texas workforce to eliminate the occurrence of occupational injuries and hazardous exposures. Through its workplace safety programs, DWC helps employers, employees, insurance carriers that underwrite workers compensation insurance and the policyholders of such carriers insurance with workplace safety and health issues.
The Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) Program is a free service available to private Texas employers through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation. The professional safety and health consultants across the state are available to help identify and eliminate occupational hazards in the workplace, whether or not a company carries workers' compensation insurance.
Texas OSHA - State Labor Program Statistics
Texas Department of Insurance
Division of Workers' Compensation
Workplace Safety Program
7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744-1645
- SOII - Workplace Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses
- CFOI - Workplace Fatalities
OSHA Labor Data - Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
- SOII - BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The SOII provides estimates for nonfatal cases of work-related injuries and illnesses from 46 States and Territories that are recorded by employers under the Occupational safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) recordkeeping guidelines.
- CFOI - BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
The CFOI publishes data on fatal cases of work-related injuries for all States, Territories, and New York City.
For more information, check out the BLS State Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities - Labor Programs and State data.
Texas OSHA Top Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses
According to latest data, the leading cause of workplace fatalities in Texas was in the transportation and material moving occupations (Source). The main type of these fatalities is the vehicle backover (i.e., when a vehicle backs up and strikes a worker behind the vehicle).
For more information on backovers, OSHA has a webpage that provides information about the hazards of backovers; solutions that can reduce the risk or frequency of these incidents; articles and resources; and references to existing regulations.
As with most states, the leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between.
Source: OSHA Common Statistics Summaries
Falls deaths are preventable by a safety training class that covers 29 CFR 1926.500 - Subpart M – Fall Protection and deals with both the human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.
Sources: OSHA – Fall Protection in Construction (PDF); OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign
Texas Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data by Industry (SOII)
(Please contact the State for additional data.)
- *2014 Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2013 Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2012 Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
Texas Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) Data
(Please contact the State for additional data.)
- 2014 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (HTML)
- 2013 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (PDF)
- 2012 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (PDF)
How Texas OSHA Compliance Training Can Help You
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