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Back-to-School Safety

Back-to-School Safety

The end of summer signals the start of a new school year. In Texas, more than 1.5 million children use school buses to get to and from school. This means drivers need to use extra caution in school zones, neighborhoods, and communities across the state. These tips can help motorists keep Texas school children safe.

Free online safety videos

Free Online Safety Videos

In August, DWC Workplace Safety launched a new, user-friendly web page with links to free online workplace safety videos.

New topics added include:

  • Ammonium nitrate
  • Natural stone industry safety
  • Pallet jack safety
  • Tank cleaning safety
  • Tower safety
  • Vineyard and wine industry safety

New video links have also been added to these topics:

  • Agricultural safety
  • Driving safety
  • Electrical safety
  • First responder safety
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Get instant access to free workplace safety videos in English and Spanish. Most of the videos are hosted on YouTube.

These videos have been produced by government, educational, and safety organizations. You can sort the video links by safety topic, title, source, language, and newly added links.

Revised Free Safety Publications

Revised Free Safety Publications Available

DWC Workplace Safety has published the following updated safety publications:

  • Dump Truck Tip-Over Prevention Fact Sheet (Spanish)
  • Ergonomics for the Food Services Industry Fact Sheet (Spanish)
  • Grain Auger Safety Training Program (Spanish)
  • Grain Handling Safety Training Program (Spanish)
  • Hurricane, Flood, and Tornado Recovery and Cleanup Safety Fact Sheet (English)
  • Hurricane Preparation Fact Sheet (English)
  • Lightning Safety Training Program (English)

The complete list of free publications is on the TDI website.

Free OSHA 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: