Work Safe, Texas is open for business in April

Work SafePartnering with you to get your employees safely home to their families every day is the most important service Texas Mutual delivers 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 April offerings waiting for you at worksafetexas.com.

Protecting construction workers, saving lives
construction_safety_hard_hat-280x300Not all construction industry hazards are created equally. Some are so dangerous that they have earned special attention from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They’re called the focus four, and they collectively account for nearly 60 percent of construction worker deaths. Our new construction industry pages offers tips for protecting workers from falls, electrical, struck-by and caught-in or -between hazards.

Return-to-work basics
Employers who bring injured workers back to the team under full or modified duty can reap the benefits in terms of reduced workers’ comp costs and improved productivity. Texas Mutual believes so strongly in the power of return-to-work that we are holding over our free streaming video, “Return-to-Work Basics,”  an extra month. Watch it now and learn how to launch a return-to-work program or improve an existing program.

6 things you need to know about OSHA
Way back in 1970, Congress created a little agency you might have heard about called the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s mission is to protect every American’s right to a safe workplace. One way OSHA carries out its mission is by enforcing regulations. But Congress had more in mind when it created America’s most high-profile workplace safety regulatory agency. In this month’s featured post from our Safety @ Work blog, we share six things you should know about OSHA.

Safety currents

Texas Mutual encourages employers to join us in observing distracted driving awareness month in April. In this 60-second video, Texas Mutual’s Woody Hill demonstrates the risk associated with taking your hands, eyes or mind off driving.

When talk turns to distracted driving, cell phones get most of the attention. But did you know eating, combing your hair and adjusting a music playlist are all distractions that take your hands, eyes and mind off driving? Texas Mutual encourages employers to join us in observing distracted driving awareness month in April. Learn more in our Safety Currents column, a go-to resource for trending wellness and safety news.

Workplace safety articles
Summer temperatures are approaching fast, and people who make their living outdoors need to protect themselves from heat-related illness. Employers can do their part by allowing employees to slowly adjust to warmer temperatures. Learn how in this month’s workplace safety article offerings.

A brand you can live with
Texas Mutual has built its identify 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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