Texas Workshop to Focus on Safety in Construction, Transportation

The Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) will hold a regional workplace safety workshop in Corpus Christi to address safety concerns in the construction and transportation industries.

The Coastal Bend Safety Summit, to be held Feb. 6, 2008, at the TEA Regional Educational Service Center, 209 North Water Street, is one of several Regional Safety Summits offered by TDI-DWC in multiple regions around the state. The cost is $125 per person and includes coffee and snacks.

One workshop will address the high incidence of nonfatal workplace injuries involving sprains and strains and workplace fatalities resulting from transportation-related incidents. The workshop will offer breakout sessions to help employers and employees prevent these common causes of injury and death. Participants may choose the sessions they wish to attend; each session will be repeated once during the day.

Another workshop will address issues in the construction industry specifically. TDI-DWC instructors will present a 10-hour General Construction course. Each participant completing this entire track will receive an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) completion card.

Texas State Technical College, Waco, will provide continuing education credits (.1 CEU per 1 class hour).

Register for the Coastal Bend Safety Summit online at www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/safety/employers.html under “Regional Training Seminars.”