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Texas Summer Storm Safety

Texas Summer Storm Safety

It is that time of year in Texas when severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes could wreak havoc on your business. Heavy rains, strong winds, and hail can cause flooding, power outages, and structural damage. At the same time, high temperatures cause drought, heat illnesses, and wildfires. These tips can help you and your employees prepare for dangerous weather during the summer storm season.

Trench Safety Week

Trench Safety Stand-Down Week, June 14-18, 2021

The National Utility Contractors Association’s second annual Trench Safety Month includes the Trench Safety Stand-Down Week. Find guided toolbox talks and registration for webinars as well as a printable poster.

OSHA’s Trenching and Excavation Safety and Health Topics page offers links to posters, QuickCards, downloadable publications, and safety videos in English and Spanish.

Lightning Safety Week

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 20-26

Learn more about lightning safety. The Lightning Safety Council provides daily topics and helpful links, as well as statistics on U.S. lightning fatalities.

Low Cost Online 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.

More information is on the TDI website.

Upcoming classes:

  • June 29, 30, and July 1, 2021 in English
  • July 6, 7, and 8, 2021 in English
  • July 20, 21, and 22, 2021 in Spanish

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

Free OSHA Safety Consultations

Free OSHA Safety Consultations Onsite 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
  • by video conferencing
  • by email
  • by text
  • by 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; and
  • 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: