Year: 2016

OSHA safety tips for tree workers

Landscape workers in Texas and around the country face many occupational hazards while they remove dead trees and trim branches from live ones. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a list of tips for staying safe while doing tree work....

The costs of injuries in the workplace

Texas workers may wonder about the cost of workers' compensation to employers versus the benefits received by people who are injured on the job. A study conducted by the National Academy of Social Insurance states that employee benefits changed between 2010 and 2014...

Preventing workplace injuries

Many Texans have heard the phrase "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This simple saying can apply to many contexts, including wearing a seat belt in a moving vehicle, getting regular checkups with a primary care physician and workplace safety matters....

The basics of workers’ compensation

Texas employees who are injured on the job may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The process, however, can be confusing for some. Workers' compensation is a form of insurance that covers employees who become sick or injured as a direct result of their...