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National Electrical Safety Month

National Electrical Safety Month

Springtime can bring heavy rains and flooding. However, water and electricity do not mix! Each May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International sponsors National Electrical Safety Month to educate employers and others on steps to reduce electrical fires, property loss, injuries, and death. These life-saving electrical safety tips can help prevent workplace accidents caused by water-damaged electrical equipment following a natural disaster.

Hurricane Season

Prepare for Hurricane Season

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Here are some resources to help you prepare your workplace:

  • The National Weather Service offers hurricane preparedness tips and resources in both English and Spanish.
  • OSHA’s Hurricane Preparedness and Response page outlines the warnings and watches used for hurricanes, as well as information on creating evacuation plans and supply kits.
  • OSHA’s Hurricane e-Matrix tool helps employers make risk assessments to protect workers in hurricane-impacted areas.
  • OSHA's Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program is a training program for workers who provide skilled support services such as utility repair, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation.
  • DWC offers the following natural disaster preparedness and recovery publications:
  • The Texas Hurricane Center also provides guidance for before, during, and after a storm.

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Class

Low Cost Online OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Class

The OSHA 10-Hour class offers live instruction through Microsoft Teams.

This class covers OSHA general industry standards and requirements and safety awareness to help employees find and reduce job site hazards.

Participants receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card within eight weeks after course completion.

Find more information on the TDI website.

Upcoming classes: May 25, 26, and 27, 2021 in English.

Registration costs $30 and is required due to limited space.

Free OSHA Consultations

Free OSHA Safety Consultations On-site or Online by Email, Text, and Phone

No matter what your needs or challenges are, the Texas OSHA Consultation Program (OSHCON) has safety and health resources to help your business.

OSHCON consultations are both free and confidential. They are offered in-person at your jobsite or virtually 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: