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Confined Space Hazards

OSHA Regional Program Seeks to Protect Workers from Confined Space Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the Dallas Region has conducted 136 inspections and investigated 36 worker deaths in the transportation and tank cleaning industry since 2016. OSHA has announced a regional program to increase awareness of the hazards of failing to follow confined space entry permit requirements. These tips can help protect workers from inhaling harmful substances in confined spaces.

New Safety Pro Seminars

New Safety Pro Seminars

DWC Workplace Safety offers New Safety Pro Seminars, one-hour online classes designed for new safety professionals or coordinators. Registration is free and the seminars can be attended on Zoom.

  • Safety and Health Program Development (Part One)
    • health and safety policies
    • job hazard analysis
    • general safety rules
  • Recordkeeping (Part Two)
    • accident investigation
    • root causes
    • corrective actions
    • injury/illness recordkeeping

February 2022

Online | February 16 (9-10 a.m.) | Central Time Zone | Recordkeeping | Registration

April 2022

Online | April 6 (9-10 a.m.) | Central Time Zone | Safety and Health Program Development | Registration

Online | April 20 (9-10 a.m.) | Central Time Zone | Recordkeeping | Registration

August 2022

Online | August 3 (9-10 a.m.) | Central Time Zone | Safety and Health Program Development | Registration

Online | August 24 (9-10 a.m.) | Central Time Zone | Recordkeeping | Registration

On-Site or Online OSHA Safety Consultations

Free On-Site or Online Safety Consultations

No matter your needs or challenges, 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; and
  • 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:

Low Cost 10 Hour General Industry Class

Low-Cost OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Class

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

  • In-person training and online video training.
  • You must be a Texas resident or an employee currently working in Texas to register.
  • The student must understand and communicate in the language of the course.
  • Participants receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card within eight weeks after course completion.

More information can be found on the TDI website.

February 2022

El Paso (Field Office) | February 23-24 | English | Two days

Austin (Metro Center) | February 23-24 | English | Two days

March 2022

Austin (Metro Center) | March 22-23 | English | Two days

El Paso (Field Office) | March 29-30 | Spanish | Two days

April 2022

Austin (Metro Center) | April 20-21 | Spanish | Two days

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