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Reducing cancer risks among firefighters

Reducing cancer risks among firefighters

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 39% of people in the U.S. will get some form of cancer during their lifetime. Based on findings from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, firefighters are 9% more likely to get cancer and 14% more likely to die of cancer-related causes than the general public. These tips can reduce the risks.

Safe+Sound 2023

Improve your workplace safety and health during OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week. Use these tips, as well as the resources below, to help set up a new program or revise an existing one.

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 

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

September 2023

In person | Fort Worth (TCEQ) | September 18-22 | 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: