Past webinars

COVID-19

COVID-19: Effects on the Workplace

Dr. Edward Bernacki will be discussing COVID-19 issues affecting the workplace. Topics include disease progression, control methods and rates for various occupational groups. Dr. Bernacki is a professor with the Department of Population Health and oversees the WorkLife Clinics, which deliver occupational health services to Central Texas businesses.

Driving safety

Driver Safety

April is driving safety month, so we’re discussing ways to keep your employees safe while on the road. We’ll discuss how to create a driver safety program to protect your employees.

Winter Driving

It’s that time of year again! Rain, sleet and snow can cause some serious accidents. We’ll discuss how you can protect yourself and your employees with winter driving safety tips.

Distracted Driving: Don't talk or text yourself to death

Motor vehicle accidents are consistently at the top of the charts for injuries and deaths. We'll discuss how distractions affect our driving and how to remain focused behind the wheel.

Traffic Accidents: Steering Clear of the Leading Causes of Fatalities

The most dangerous hazard your employees face on the job might be something they consider second nature: driving. Traffic accidents cause 40 percent of workplace fatalities. Learn how to develop a driving safety program and protect your employees.

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Emergency procedures

Workplace Violence

Do you know how to protect yourself in an incident involving workplace violence? This month we’ll discuss some methods of preparing for violent incidents in the workplace, including company procedures that can help prevent them.

First Aid: Are you Ready?

Incidents happen on the job every day. Are you ready to administer first aid if necessary? We will discuss the basics of first aid and what to do in an emergency situation.

Emergency Action Plans

Do your employees know what to do in the event of an emergency? We’ll explain what should be included in your emergency action plan and how to train your employees.

Ready to Weather the Storm

Every year Texas sees our share of fires, tornadoes and floods. Are you prepared to respond when a disaster strikes? We'll discuss ways to prepare yourself, whether at home or at work.

Active Shooter

How do you keep your employees safe when you have an active shooter on the premises? We’ll discuss how to prepare for an active shooter situation and provide tips for keeping your employees safe in the moment.

Space-Age Times & Stone-Age Minds

Despite the advancement of modern technology related to safety and security, we are still challenged by the human beings using this technology. Cameras, alarms and access controls do little good if your people let or even "invite" the wrong people in.

Likewise, if you have a workforce that is primarily outside of the workplace interacting with an (unknown) public, cameras, alarms and access controls no longer apply, and yet you are just as liable for their safety and security in the field as those who work in the office. And in data security, firewalls do little to mitigate your risks if outside forces hack your "people" instead of your computers through various social engineering schemes, including bribery and blackmail. So, what is the answer?

We asked noted risk management and threat assessment strategist, Jeff McKissack, President of Defense By Design, to help us address these issues and challenges.

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Employee wellness

Preventing Stress at Work

Are you or your employees a little too stressed lately? Find out how you can reduce your stress levels and increase productivity in the workplace.

Wellness at Work

More and more companies are drawing connections between workplace wellness programs and safety records. Wellness programs consist of activities and policies that promote healthy behaviors and the good news is you don't need to invest a lot of money to implement one. We'll share some information on the benefits as well as practical, inexpensive tips you can implement immediately.

    Tips for a Slip, Trip and Fall-Free Work Day

    Cluttered walkways, wet floors and unsafe behaviors make navigating the workplace a slippery proposition. In fact, slips, trips and falls are the second-leading cause of workplace injuries. Tune into this webinar for practical tips on keeping your employees' feet on solid ground.

        Wellness Programs: Your Gateway to a Healthier, Safer Workforce

        Employee wellness and employee safety are inseparable. Learn how to break down the silos between the two programs and maintain a healthy, safe workforce.

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        General safety

        Illness in the Workplace

        The office can be a breeding ground for sickness, especially during flu season. Learn how to stop the spread of germs and help keep your employees as healthy as possible.

        Back to School Safety

        For millions of people, August is back to school month. Learn what precautions we all need to take now that school is back in session.

        Heat Stress

        Wow! It's hot out there! Learn how to protect your employees from heat illness during the summer months. 

        Safety Meetings: Back to Basics

        Are your safety meetings feeling repetitive? We'll discuss some core elements of conducting safety meetings and how to help your employees get the most out of them.

        Industrial Hygiene - What You Can't See Can Hurt You

        You can't see the virus that causes the flu, but you can protect yourself by washing your hands regularly. Proper hygiene is also critical in protecting employees from other unseen hazards, such as poor air quality and loud noise. It's called industrial hygiene, and we explain the basics during this brief presentation.

        Zika 101

        Do you have questions about the Zika virus and how it could affect you? Learn what the Zika virus is, how it's transmitted and the risks you may face.

        Workplace Safety: A New Year’s Resolution

        Create a new year’s resolution for your organization by recommitting to the importance of safety. We’ll review the core elements of a solid safety program and discuss how to make sure that your program is working.

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        Hazard prevention and control

        Minimizing Hazards in the Workplace

        Does your company have a process to actively identify potential hazards in the workplace? Learn how to use safety inspections to identify hazards and ensure all current and potential hazards are corrected or controlled.

        Keeping a Sharp Eye on Safety

        Everyone has a job to do when it comes to safety. We'll walk you through a job safety analysis (JSA) and discuss the importance of keeping your employees involved when it comes to hazard awareness and implementing controls. 

        The Hierarchy of Controls: 5 Pillars of Workplace Safety

        Hazard prevention and control strategies are not created equally. We'll show you how to put the hierarchy of safety controls to work in preventing accidents.

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        OSHA regulations and safety trends

        OSHA Compliance and Beyond

        Navigating the waters of OSHA regulations can be tough. We’ll discuss some frequently asked questions and best practices regarding OSHA compliance, and provide resources that can help you stay up to date.

        OSHA’s Top Ten — 2019

        Many companies never receive a visit from OSHA, but we can all learn from those that do. We’ll list the top 10 regulations cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) during fiscal year 2019 and how to avoid them at your workplace.

        OSHA's Fatal Four

        What are OSHA’s fatal four and how do you avoid becoming a victim of them? We will discuss how to keep your employees safe from OSHA’s fatal four hazards.

        ‘Tis the Season for OSHA Recordkeeping

        The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain employers to post their Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A) between Feb. 1 and April 30 of every year. We’ll explain the recordkeeping criteria and walk you through the process of completing the log. Additionally, we’ll discuss the requirements of electronic reporting.

        OSHA’s Top 10 List — 2018

        We all know the consequences of not following the rules, but some still get caught. We’ll list the top 10 regulations cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during fiscal year 2018 and how to use them to improve your safety training.

        OSHA's Calling, Now What?

        OSHA is responsible for enforcing federal safety and health regulations. Learn how OSHA selects workplaces to inspect, what OSHA agents look for during the inspection and what you should do to make it run smoothly.

        OSHA’s Silica Standard

        About 2.3 million workers are exposed to silica each year. We’ll talk about the dangers associated with respirable silica and cover the requirements associated with OSHA’s new ruling.

        OSHA's Top 10 — 2017

        We all know the consequences of not following the rules, but some still get caught. We’ll list the top 10 regulations cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration last year and how to avoid them.

        OSHA's Electronic Injury Reporting Rule

        In this webinar, we cover recent updates to OSHA's injury reporting rule and answer frequently asked questions about the rule.

        Here's a Top 10 List You Don't Want to be On — 2015

        The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets workplace standards, and it expects employers to comply. Unfortunately, some don't. We'll review OSHA's 10 most frequently violated standards and provide tips for protecting your employees.

        Safety Currents

        From the Zika virus to new OSHA regulations to the latest tech tools, workplace safety constantly evolves. Busy employers simply don't have time to keep up. We'll get you up to speed on trending safety issues you need to know about.

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        Safety programs and culture

        Workplace Safety: A Resolution You Can Live With

        Is your safety program getting stale? We'll give you a few practical tips for recharging your batteries and sending your employees home injury-free in 2016.

        Safety Program 101 for Safety Managers

        Are you a safety manager wanting to implement a comprehensive safety program? This webinar will discuss key elements to building a safety program and how to incorporate it in your company.

        Developing (and Maintaining) a Successful Safety Culture

        Having a safe work environment requires teamwork and commitment from each member of the organization. We'll discuss how to create a safety culture that keeps employees involved and promotes safe behavior all year long.

        Get the Most out of Your Safety Program

        In this webinar, we discuss what to do after you implement your safety program and how to make sure your employees stick to it all year.

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        Specialized equipment

        Personal Protective Equipment

        Are your employees using their personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly? We’ll discuss the correct uses of PPE and provide creative tips for getting employees to follow the rules.

        Forklifts and Heavy Equipment

        Does your company use heavy machinery and equipment? Injuries and deaths caused by these types of accidents are on the rise. Learn how to decrease the risk of injuries and deaths by implementing a strong safety program.

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        Texas Mutual and workers' comp information

        What Your eMod Means for Your Business

        eMods are known by many names - experience modification rates, EMRs, EMR ratings - and, for many employers, they can be a mysterious number. We'll talk about what this rating is and how it impacts your company.

        e-Learning—Safety Training with Virtually No Hassle

        Our new free e-Learning tool makes workplace safety training simple, easy and effective. We'll show you how to access online training modules, assign them to your employees and track their progress, all from the comfort of your office.

        OSHCON: We're with the Government, and We're Here to Help

        If an OSHA inspector comes knocking, you want to be ready. The Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) program can help. OSHCON program manager Chris D'Amura from the Division of Workers' Compensation will explain how you can leverage this free service to boost your compliance efforts.

        Health Care Fraud and Abuse

        How to spot health care fraud and abuse.

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        Workplace injuries

        Return to Work

        Returning your employee to productive work after an injury has many benefits, including a faster recovery time, improved morale and a lower claim cost. Learn how to implement a successful return to work program for your organization.

        The Importance of Timely Claims Reporting

        How reporting a claim timely benefits both you and the injured employee.

        The Aftermath of an Accident

        You used a job safety analysis (JSA) and conducted training, but an incident still occurred. Now what? We'll walk you through the accident investigation process and explain how to use it as a learning tool to prevent future accidents from occurring.

        Transforming Accidents into Improvement Opportunities

        Don't think of accidents and near misses as failures in your safety program. Embrace them as improvement opportunities.

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