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Nanotechnology Safety

Nanotechnology: Keeping small things from becoming big workplace health and safety issues

October 9 is a big day for small things. National Nanotechnology Day celebrates the nanometer scale: 10-9 (or one billionth of a meter). The date is also designed to create awareness about tiny, engineered materials, called nanomaterials, and their use in everyday products. As with every new technology, though, the possible risks and benefits must be considered. These health and safety tips can help plan for the opportunities and potential challenges nanotechnology can bring to the workforce.

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

According to NIOSH, about 22 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. Here is a list of links to help:

Free OSHA 10-hour construction classes

Free OSHA 10-hour construction classes

DWC offers in-person training in both English and Spanish. Those who complete the course receive an OSHA 10-hour construction course completion card within eight weeks. 

  • 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.
  • All classes start at 8 a.m.

October 2023

Fort Worth | Two-day | In person| Spanish | Oct. 10-11

Fort Worth | Two-day | In person | English | Oct. 12-13

Austin | Two-day | In person| English | Oct. 18-19

El Paso | Two-day | In person | English | Oct. 26-27

Austin | Two-day | In person| Spanish | Oct. 26-27

Fort Worth | Two-day | In person | Spanish | Oct. 30-31

For more information, check 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 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.
  • Free safety training materials and publications.

Check out the OSHCON webpage or contact us: