Texas Workers’ Comp Division Seeks Presenters for Safety Summit

October 30, 2014

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is seeking presenters for its 19th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, the Texas Safety Summit, which will be held in Austin on May 19-21, 2015.

The statewide conference is open to all segments of the Texas workforce, including small and large employers, public and private sector employers in all industries, and workers’ compensation subscribers and non-subscribers.

A goal of the Texas Safety Summit is to help employers reduce injuries and their associated costs through workplace safety and return-to-work programs.

Speaking opportunities at the Texas Safety Summit include four pre-conference sessions (three hours each), four keynote speakers (one hour each), and approximately 25 breakout sessions (one to two hours each) over the course of the conference.

Presentations should provide information that will improve knowledge and understanding of occupational safety and health issues that Texas employers face. Particular areas of emphasis requested by the DWC include preventing transportation related incidents, falls, contact with objects and equipment, and workplace violence.

Presentations that provide practical information for employers to use in their workplaces to improve their safety and health management systems and safety outcomes are also desired. Topics may be broad or specific to a particular industry or occupation.

The deadline for submissions is December 5, 2014. Submission details and instructions can be found on the DWC website at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/safety/summithome.html.

Source: Texas DWC

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