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Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding and Amputation Prevention

Each year, thousands of workers lose fingers, hands, feet, and other body parts while operating dangerous machinery. Amputations most often occur when equipment – such as a power press, conveyor, band saw, food slicer, or milling machine – is left unguarded or inadequately safeguarded. These tips can help prevent these injuries and keep employees from getting caught in the moving parts of unguarded machinery.

Trench Safety Stand-Down Week

Trench Safety Stand-Down Week, June 20-24, 2022

The National Utility Contractors Association’s second annual Trench Safety Month includes the Trench Safety Stand Down Week.

Other trenching and excavation safety resources:

New and Revised Free Safety Publications

New and Revised Free Safety Publications

DWC Workplace Safety has these new and newly revised free safety publications available for downloading:

New publications:

  • Fall Protection for the Construction Industry Sample Written Program (English)
  • Machine Guarding Fact Sheet (English)
  • Personal Fall Prevention Systems Fact Sheet (English)

New publication in Spanish:

  • Sleep & Fatigue: Shift Worker Safety Training Program (English/Spanish)

Revised publications:

  • Construction Safety Inspection Checklist (English)
  • Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls Take 5 for Safety (English)

Revised publications in Spanish:

Find the complete list of free safety publications for download on the TDI website

Low-Cost 30-Hour OSHA Construction Classes

Low-Cost 30-Hour OSHA Construction Classes

DWC offers both in-person training and online video training. Those who complete the course receive an OSHA 30-Hour Construction course completion card within eight weeks.

  • You must be a Texas resident or an employee currently working in Texas to register.
  • To attend, the student must understand and communicate in the language of the course.
  • Online classes are Central time zone.

June 2022

In person | San Antonio (AGC) | June 20-24 (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Central time | English | Registration

July 2022

Online | Zoom | July 18-21 and July 23-28 (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Central time | English | Registration

August 2022

In person | Austin | August 8-12 (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Central time | English | Registration

In person | Houston | August 8-12 (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Central time | English | Registration

Watch this video to learn more.

Free On-Site or Online 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.

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: