Work Safe, Texas is Open for Business

“No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.”

That was Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez’s response to the latest workplace fatality statistics, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Texas Mutual agrees with Secretary Perez. Partnering with you to get your employees safely home to their families every day is the most important service we deliver not just to our policyholders, but to every Texas business. That’s why we launched our Work Safe, Texas website.

The site is a forum for us to share our workplace safety expertise with you. Each month, we upgrade worksafetexas.com with fresh content. From downloadable posters to online videos to workplace safety articles, you’ll find resources that address the unique hazards your employees face.

Here are just a few highlights of the December offerings waiting for you at worksafetexas.com.

Temporary worker safety: a shared responsibility
Are you hiring temporary workers to manage the holiday season rush? If so, you should know that they are at double the risk of getting injured on the job. Whether you represent a staffing agency or host employer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds you accountable for temporary workers’ safety. This month’s featured post from our award-winning Safety @ Work blog explains how you can fulfill your responsibility.

Control your stress to improve your health

Employers can reduce employees' stress by giving them more control over their schedules. Click here for a short podcast on stress management.

Employers can reduce employees’ stress by giving them more control over their schedules. Click here for a short podcast on stress management.

Most of us are stretched too thin. We don’t need some stock photo of a worker juggling phone calls, kids’ extracurricular activities and quality time with spouse to illustrate that. But stress is more than an inconvenient, unavoidable part of life. It can sap our energy, compromise our health and leave us prone to workplace accidents. This month’s free streaming video provides tips for managing the multiple obligations that vie for our time and attention.

10 incident investigation tips
We know your time is valuable – and limited. We make easy for you to get the safety information you need and get back to running your business. Each month, you’ll find a quick list of bite-sized safety tips on a specific topic. In December, we explain why you shouldn’t think of accidents and near-misses as failures in your safety program.

Did you know?
Would it surprise you to learn that Congress’ proposed budget includes the first increase in OSHA fines in 15 years? Or that you can take five small steps to reduce your chances of being involved in a traffic accident? Our “Did You Know” feature is full of interesting facts that might change the way you think about workplace safety.

Workplace safety articles
In 1911, a fire erupted at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Approximately 600 workers competed for space in the building’s only evaluation route. Unfortunately, 150 of them did not survive. Find out what New York’s deadliest industrial accident taught us about emergency response in this month’s free safety article offerings.

A brand you can live with
Texas Mutual has built its corporate brand on safety. But Work Safe, Texas isn’t just a catchy tagline. It’s a vision that drives everything we do. As long as Texans are getting injured on the job, our Work Safe, Texas website will be open for business.

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