Returning to the office
Many businesses are transitioning to a new normal as COVID-19 rates improve. In this presentation, we'll discuss safety and wellness recommendations to consider as you bring employees back into the office. Topics will include COVID-19 prevention, mental health and retraining.
2021 Work Safe, Texas Online Summit
On April 1, we hosted employers from across the state at our first virtual summit of the year. Watch the recorded event below to hear panel discussions with safety professionals and members of the business community on COVID-19-related topics like mental health, vaccinations and more.
2020 State of Workplace Safety Online Summit
Texas Mutual hosted its first-ever statewide online summit on September 2. Watch the recording to hear from employers and industry experts on how businesses can work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Updates and Prevention Measures for the Retail Industry (Part 5)
Presented October 1, 2020
Dr. Bernacki provides an update on COVID-19 infection rates and covers potential areas of risk and prevention measures for the retail industry. Additionally, Dr. Tsourmas discusses COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claims reported by the retail sector.
COVID-19: Updates and Prevention Measures for the Manufacturing Industry (Part 4)
Presented September 10, 2020
In part 4 of our COVID-19 webinar series, Dr. Bernacki delivers an update on COVID-19 infection rates and addresses the risk level and prevention measures for the manufacturing industry. Additionally, Dr. Nicholas Tsourmas, medical director at Texas Mutual, provides information on COVID-19 claims reported to Texas Mutual.
COVID-19: Updates and Prevention Measures for the Service Industry (Part 3)
Presented August 27, 2020
In this presentation, Dr. Bernacki joins us to discuss updates on COVID-19 infection rates as well as risk and prevention measures for the service industry.
COVID-19: Updates and Prevention Measures for the Construction Industry (Part 2)
Presented July 17, 2020
Dr. Bernacki joins us to discuss COVID-19. In this presentation, he’ll cover disease updates and preventative measures specific to the construction industry.
COVID-19: Effects on the Workplace (Part 1)
Presented May 29, 2020
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 the executive director of Health Solutions at UT Health Austin and professor in the Department of Population Health at The University of Texas Dell Medical School. He also oversees the WorkLife Clinics, which deliver occupational health services to Central Texas businesses.
This is the first part in a series of five webinars with Dr. Bernacki discussing COVID-19 as well as industry-specific information.
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.
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.
June 2021 Work Safe, Texas Online Summit
On June 30, we hosted our second virtual summit of the year. Watch the recording to hear from safety experts and members of the business community discussing disaster preparedness and safety trends in workforce education.
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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.
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.
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.
Protecting Your Employees From Heat Illnesses
Each year, thousands of employees suffer from a heat illness, with dozens of cases resulting in fatalities. As temperatures rise, make sure your workforce is ready to handle the heat. In this presentation, we’ll discuss common heat-related illnesses, how to help your employees prepare and items you should include in your heat illness prevention program.
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.
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.
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.
Job Site Safety
Between tools, materials, equipment and multiple crews, construction sites can be hazardous. We’ll discuss the deadliest hazards for the construction industry, including falls, struck-by incidents, electrocutions, caught-in/between incidents and motor vehicle crashes.
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.
OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires many employers to maintain and submit injury and illness records. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the criteria for keeping OSHA logs, reporting severe injuries and submitting data electronically.
OSHA’s Top 10
Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its 10 most frequently cited standards for the previous year. During this presentation, we’ll review the list for fiscal year 2022 and discuss changes from the previous year, common issues leading to citations and tips for avoiding citations.
November 2021 Work Safe, Texas Online Summit
On November 9, we hosted our third summit of the year. Watch the recorded event below to hear panel discussions with safety experts and business leaders on safety trends in the construction industry and working with OSHA.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ergonomics at Work and Beyond
Whether your staff is transitioning back to the office, working from home permanently or a mixture of both, good ergonomics is key to preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In this presentation, we discuss workstation setups, tips for working from home, stretches to incorporate during breaks and more.
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.