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Winter Safety for Outdoor Workers

Winter Safety for Outdoor Workers

Long hours of exposure to the cold create added hazards for the thousands of Texas employees who work outdoors in the winter. Even employees with only occasional outdoor cold-weather duties, such as de-icing entryways or sweeping snow from steps, face increased job risks. While no one can control the weather, these tips can help employers and employees reduce work hazards in the winter.

Online OSHA 10 Hour Class

Free Online OSHA 10-Hour Construction Class

The OSHA 10-Hour class offers live instruction and interactive class participation through Zoom. This class covers the basics of construction safety, industry-specific OSHA standards and requirements, and safety awareness to help employees find and reduce job site hazards. Participants receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction card within eight weeks after course completion.

More information is on the TDI website.

Winter Safety Online Consultations

Free Online Safety Consultations

The Texas OSHA Consultation Program (OSHCON) offers online consultations. Our OSHCON consultants are available by video conferencing, email, text, or phone. We can help you find, reduce, and remove safety and health hazards, and understand OSHA standards.

OSHCON also provides:

  • Training
  • Help with safety and health programs
  • Free safety training materials and publications

Need COVID-19 guidance?

  • Find the COVID-19 risk exposure level for your employees.
  • Enhance your respiratory protection program.
  • Get help to create or update an emergency preparedness plan for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Check out the OSHCON webpage, or contact us:

Lone Star Safety Awards Lauren Concrete

Seven Lauren Concrete Plants Receive Safety Awards

DWC has recognized seven Lauren Concrete plants for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards. The ready-mix concrete plants located in Austin, Brenham, Caldwell, Kyle, Prairie View, Smithville, and Spicewood are among 18 of 23 Lauren Concrete facilities in Texas to receive the Lone Star Safety Award.

Read more at the TDI website.