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5 Tips to Avoid Drowsy Driving

According to 2016 statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 9,807 crashes in which a driver was tired or fell asleep – 164 of them fatal.

Daylight savings time ends November 5, which means that nightfall will come during rush hour traffic. Reduced visibility and fatigue from adjusting to the time change can both increase the risk of crashes. Our prevention tips can help your employees avoid drowsy driving.

Free Traffic Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshops for Texas Employers

The National Safety Council’s Our Driving Concern four-hour safety program covers distracted, aggressive, and impaired driving, as well as passenger restraint. Designed for owners, as well as employees, such as human resources professionals, risk managers, safety instructors, and supervisors.

Next workshops:

November 7, Mesquite, Texas
November 8, Fort Worth, Texas
November 15, Austin, Texas

See the schedule.

Free Restaurant Industry Seminar

Topics include wages, tips, youth employment, hazards, and safety management. Taught by the Division of Workers’ Compensation, U.S. Department of Labor, and Texas Workforce Commission, at 1:30 p.m. on November 14 in San Antonio.

Check the DWC Calendar for more information

New OSHA Compliance Assistance Resources

New OSHA Compliance Assistance Resources

OSHA has issued the following new or updated compliance assistance resources: 

  • Silica: Small Entity Compliance Guide for General Industry and Maritime
  • Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA
  • Hurricane Recovery Assistance
  • Process Safety Management for Petroleum Refineries
  • Laboratory Worker Exposure to Zika Virus Fact Sheet

For a list of new products, see OSHA’s New Compliance Assistance Products

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