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Scaffold safety in construction

Scaffolding safety in construction

The Texas commercial construction industry reached new heights in 2022, contributing about $70 billion to the Lone Star state’s economy. Amid this soaring growth, scaffolds play a key role to support the 1.2 million jobs these projects create. Yet, the improper use of these temporary platforms can result in construction injuries and deaths. These tips can help workers recognize scaffold hazards and keep worksites safe.

New and revised free safety publications

New and revised free safety publications

DWC Workplace Safety has these new free 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 free safety publications:

  • Bicycling Safety Fact Sheet for Workers (English).
  • Ergonomics Checklist for Office Workers (English / Spanish).
  • Ergonomics for Baggage Handlers Workplace Program (English).
  • Excavation and Trenching Safety Sample Written Program (English / Spanish).
  • Excavation and Trenching Safety Workplace Program (English / Spanish).
  • Parking Facility Safety Fact Sheet (English).
  • Railroad Crossing Safety Fact Sheet (English).

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

Training for New Safety ProfessionalsEssentials for New Safety Professionals

Essentials for New Safety Professionals

DWC Workplace Safety now offers free online training for new safety professionals.

Each webinar is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time and is offered twice.


Accident Investigations and Near Misses:

Prepare for OSHA Inspections:

Learn more and register 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 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: