Texas OSHA laws & HR compliance analysis

Texas OSHA: What you need to know

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace health and safety requirements in private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplaces. The OSH Act is administered and enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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Safety and health activities in public sector workplaces (e.g., state and municipal agencies and departments, schools, commissions) related to providing workers with information about chemical hazards in the workplace are governed by the Texas Hazard Communication Act (TX Health and Safety Code Sec. 502.001et seq.), which is administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services. There is additional information.
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission may designate any employer covered under workers' compensation insurance as extra hazardous (derived from a formula based upon their workplace rate of injuries) and require them to obtain safety consultations, with the object of formulating accident prevention plans (APPs) specific to the hazards uncovered during consultation. There is additional information and details. .

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