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5 Tips to Recover Safely from Disasters

Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey can create serious safety and health risks for employees returning to work in the storm’s aftermath. Our tips will help you stay safe while you recover from Harvey’s impact

Texas Ban on Texting Begins September 1

Texting while driving is now illegal in Texas, except in certain circumstances. The fine is up to $99 for a first-time offense and $200 for repeat offenses. Some cities have enacted even stricter cell phone laws. For information on a cell phone use policy, see the Driving and Using Cell Phones workplace program, in English or Spanish, available on DWC’s safety publications page.

Get Help Resuming Business Operations

As businesses reopen and employees return to work after Hurricane Harvey, DWC’s safety professionals are available to help employers identify safety and health hazards resulting from the storms and provide guidance on how to fix them. Request free help from DWC’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) Program today at 800-252-7031, option 1 or We can help you at your worksite or over the phone.

2017 Texas Workers' Compensation Education Conference

Georgetown: September 11-12.

Dallas/Richardson: October 12-13.

Learn how to successfully navigate the state’s workers’ compensation system at the Texas Workers’ Compensation Education Conferences. Visit the conference webpage for information on speakers and registration.

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