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Mining Safety and Health

Mining safety and health

The hunt for new sources of minerals and metals inspired one of the most economically important and dangerous industries: mining. Mining and quarrying brought an estimated $8.03 billion into the Texas economy in 2022. Yet it poses serious risks to the health and safety of workers. These tips can help create a safer and healthier environment for those who work in and around surface and underground mines.

New and Revised Free Safety Publications

New and revised free safety publications

DWC Workplace Safety offers the following new safety publications:

  • Construction Safety Training Quick Guide (English)
  • General Industry Safety Training Quick Guide (English)
  • How to Read the OSHA Standards: 29 CFR 1910-General Industry (English / Spanish)
  • How to Read the OSHA Standards: 29 CFR 1926-Construction Industry (English / Spanish)

Revised safety publications:

  • Excavation and Trenching Safety Sample Written Program (Spanish)
  • Health Care Provider Self-Inspection Checklist (English)
  • High-Rise Building Evacuations Fact Sheet (English)
  • Job Hazard Analysis Fact Sheet (English)
  • Wood Dust Hazards and Control Take 5 for Safety (English)
  • Tailgate-Toolbox Safety Meetings (English)

The complete list of free publications for download is on the TDI website

Low-Cost OSHA 30-Hour Construction Classes

Low-cost OSHA 30-hour 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, you must understand and communicate in the language of the course.
  • Online classes are Central Time Zone and both weeks are required.

July 2023 

In person | El Paso (field office) | July 17-21 | 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Mountain Time | English 

Online | Zoom | July 31-August 3 (week 1); August 7-10 (week 2) | 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Central Time | English

August 2023 

In person | Austin (Barbara Jordan Building-BJB) | August 14-17 | 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Central Time | Spanish

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 free and confidential. They are offered in person at your job site or virtually.

We can help you find, reduce, and remove safety and health hazards, and learn 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: