By JohnWorkplace Accidents

The Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) 19th Annual Workplace Safety and Health Conference, also known as the “Texas Safety Summit,” will be held May 19-21 in Austin, Texas. Concerned workers, employers and other experienced individuals are invited to submit proposals for presentations to be given at the summit.

Experienced Texas workplace injury attorneys recognize that events like the Texas Safety Summit offer a unique opportunity for employers, employees and safety professionals to gather and share information on how to make Texas workplaces safer. Presentations for the Summit should focus on helping employers reduce injuries and associated costs through workplace safety measures and effective return-to-work programs.

The DWC is looking for particular areas of emphasis for summit presentations. These include presentations on preventing transportation-related accidents and injuries; preventing falls in the workplace; improving safety when using objects and equipment; and preventing or addressing workplace violence.

All of these situations can result in serious injuries that require a worker to rely on workers’ compensation insurance. Some workplace accidents also involve the negligence, recklessness or intentional wrongdoing of a third party, like another driver or the manufacturer of a defective item used in the workplace.

The DWC has also requested presentations that give practical, real-world tips on how to improve safety and health management in the workplace and on how to improve safety outcomes. These presentations can offer broad recommendations, or focus on a particular industry, job or work setting.

The deadline for submissions is December 5, 2014. Information on how to complete a submission is available on the Texas DWC website.

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