Under the Texas Labor Code (TX Lab. Code Sec. 411.103), it is the duty of an employer to:
• Provide and maintain a workplace that is reasonably safe and healthful for employees.
• Use methods and processes of sanitation and hygiene to protect the health of employees.
• Take all other actions reasonably necessary to make the place of employment safe.
These requirements are enforced by the Texas Workforce Commission. State law mirrors the federal OSH Act. For more information, call the Employers Hot Line at 800-832-9394.
The Workers' Health and Safety Division of the Texas Department of Insurance also helps private-sector employers identify and resolve problems with their facility safety and health management systems. The Division has an employer resources Web page at www.tdi.state.tx.us
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