To comply with new injury reporting standards imposed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, employers in Texas are obligated to report serious work-related injuries to OSHA within 24 hours. Employers must communicate with OSHA about any workplace injuries that result in amputation, in-patient hospitalization or eye loss. The new reporting standards became effective in January 2015.
With the expansion of a variety of Texas businesses, safety issues also grow and need to be addressed by both employers and their employees. Here are several ways business owners and their workers can build a safer work environment.