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Preventing Falls in Construction

Preventing Falls in Construction

OSHA’s most frequently cited standard in 2021 – for the eleventh year in a row – is Fall Protection, General Requirements for the Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926.501). Falls are a hazard in many work settings, but construction has the most deadly falls of any industry, making up 51% of all falls nationally. These tips can help construction workers prevent falls at their worksites.

Stand Up for Grain Safety

Stand Up for Grain Safety, April 4-8, 2022

The National Grain and Feed Association and the OSHA are hosting the Stand Up for Grain Safety Week to raise awareness of grain handling dangers.

The following safety tips can help prevent granary injuries and deaths. DWC Workplace Safety also offers links to free online safety videos for grain handling safety, as well as the following free downloadable safety publications:

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

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

Free 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 or virtually through electronic means.

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.

Check out the OSHCON webpage, or contact us:

Free OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Class

Free OSHA 10-Hour Construction Class

Now available at Del Mar College Small Business Development Center in Corpus Christi.

This class covers OSHA standards and requirements for the construction industry 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.
  • All students must show a photo ID suitable for travel in the United States.
  • The student must understand and communicate in the language of the course.
  • Participants receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction class card within eight weeks after course completion.

More information can be found on the TDI website.

March 2022

San Antonio (AGC) | March 23-24 | English | Two days

Austin (Metro Center) | March 30-31 | Spanish | Two days

April 2022

Houston (field office) | April 4-5, 2022 | English | Two days

Houston (field office) | April 6-7, 2022 | Spanish | Two days

Online via Zoom | April 12-14, 2022 | Spanish | Three days

Corpus Christi | April 13-14, 2022 | English | Two days

Austin (Metro Center) | April 18-19, 2022 | Spanish | Two days

San Antonio (HCA) | April 26-27, 2022 | Spanish| Two days

Fort Worth (TECQ) | April 26-27, 2022 | English | Two days

Fort Worth (TECQ) | April 28-29, 2022 | Spanish | Two days

Classes for May, June, and July can be found on the TDI website. The classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space.