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Stats Show Texas is #1 State for Workplace Injuries, Illness

Welcome to the fourth in our series examining the issues surrounding workplace safety in San Antonio, Bexar County and Texas as a whole. In this post, we discuss the current state of workplace injuries and illness based on current statistics. One #1 Status Texas Shouldn’t Want The prevalence of workplace accidents that cause injuries…

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The Importance of Hazard Communication in the Workplace

This is the third in a series of articles regarding potential liability in workplace accidents… In a great many workplaces in San Antonio, as well as throughout Texas and the country at large, workplace management has to deal with the issue of hazardous materials, especially chemicals that are necessary to get the job done….

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The Importance of Forklift Safety in the Workplace

  This marks the second post in our series on the importance of safe workplaces in San Antonio and the state of Texas. This time, we discuss one of the most common and useful heavy equipment found in many workplaces; the forklift. Forklifts Prevent Injury When Used Safely One of the most important and…

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Things Every Employer Should Know Regarding Workplace Safety

OSHA workplace safety enforcement has had a difficult time of late. A spate of deregulation and depleted personnel due to the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on their safety enforcement, thus making the process more difficult. Also, the pandemic has shut down a large number of workplaces, and that makes discovering problems more…

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The Most Common Causes of San Antonio Workplace Accidents

As we can tell when we commute to work on a normal day, every morning, thousands of workers through San Antonio and Bexar County head to work to make a living. Many will spend hours sitting at a desk inside an office, but thousands more will stock the shelves at a retail store or…

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What Texas Workers Should Know as They Return to Work

As everyone has no doubt noticed, many Texas businesses are scrambling to reopen following the extended response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That means workers all over Texas are considering either a return to their previous work or preparing for a new job after an extended period of working at home. Many returning workers…

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As Texans Return to Work, What Employers Should Know

As many Texas businesses begin to reopen following the response to the coronavirus pandemic, at the same time, workers statewide are also either considering a return to work after an extended period of working remotely, or accepting new employment with a new company. Many of those returning workers are currently receiving unemployment benefits; some…

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Working From Home Does Not Excuse Employers From Safety Responsibility

Under the current situation, fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19), many more people than usual are working from home than is usually the case. This has already been a problem for several years, but the situation has been a problem for some time, ever since companies began to figure out that technology makes it possible to…

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Oil and Gas Workers Need More Protection

As a state, Texas is one of the largest homes of some of the most common locations for the oil and gas industry in the country. Yet, no matter how many jobs are created in that industry, these jobs are almost always among the most dangerous anywhere, Government Statistics Point to a Problem According…

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The Importance of Oil Field Gloves in Oil & Gas Worker Safety

The dangerous nature of some industrial jobs, like those in Texas’ oil and gas industry, have made it necessary to discover and implement a variety of personal protective equipment as a way to make workers safer.  All types of new and innovative technologies have combined to save workers’ lives and to keep bodies and…

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