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Alarming Rise in Trench Fatalities

Alarming Rise in Trench-Related Fatalities

Just this year, 22 workers have fallen victim to deadly trenching and excavation hazards. These tips can save lives.

Brake Safety Week

Brake Safety Week, August 21-27, 2022

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in the United States, Canada, and Mexico conducting the usual North American Standard Level I and V Inspections will also report brake safety data to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

The CVSA offers the following resources to help commercial vehicle owners and drivers:

Low-Cost OSHA 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.

Upcoming classes:

August 2022

El Paso (Field Office) | August 30-31, 2022 | English Class | Two-day

September 2022

Houston (Field Office) | September 15-16, 2022 | English Class | Two-day

October 2022

San Antonio (AGC) | October 18-19, 2022 | English Class | Two-day

El Paso (Field Office) | October 26-27, 2022 | English Class | Two-day

San Antonio (AGC) | October 26-27, 2022 | Spanish Class | Two-day

Fort Worth (TECQ) | October 27-28, 2022 | English Class | Two-day


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

Find more information, as well as dates for November and December, on the TDI website.

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: