Workplace Safety Tips

Workplace Safety Activist Training Kit (PDF)

Texas Watch has created a workplace safety activist training kit that contains helpful information about the issue and how you can get involved. Click on the link above to download this kit in PDF form.

To report an unsafe work environment

Texas Department of Insurance

Safety Violations Hotline: 1-800-452-9595

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

You can file a complaint online, fax or mail in the complaint form, or call your local OSHA Regional Office.

How to File a Complaint webpage
Online Complaint Form
Texas Area Offices (Contact Info)

*If there is an emergency, fatality, or imminent life-threatening situation, OSHA recommends that you call their emergency number immediately at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

If you’re having trouble with Worker’s Compensation

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

TDI is the state agency that oversees worker’s compensation.

Injured Employee Assistance:  1-800-252-7031
Main number: 1-800-372-7713
Worker’s Compensation Website
Workers Compensation Resources for Employees / Injured Employees
Dispute Resolution for Injured Employees

To make a formal complaint with TDI about a worker’s compensation provider:

Consumer Helpline: 1-800-252-3439
Online Complaint Form

The Office of Injured Employee Council (OIEC)

OIEC is a state agency created by the Texas Legislature to represent the interests of injured employees in the workers’ compensation system. OIEC can provide an Ombudsman free of charge to assist you in resolving a dispute with a workers’ compensation insurer.

Phone: 1-866-393-6432
Injured Employee Home Page

Worker’s Rights and Workplace Safety information

The Workers Defense Project

An Austin-based non-profit that works on workers’ rights and safety issues

Phone: (512) 391-2305

The US Department of Labor

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. They also have numerous worker health study summaries on their website.

Worker Health Study Summaries


Job Safety page
Texas AFL-CIO (512-477-6195)

Research & Reports
Research & Reports

The Texas Watch Foundation, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization, conducts research and public education activities on consumer law, consumer protection and civil justice issues. Read More »

Court Watch
Court Watch

Court Watch, a program of the Foundation, documents the role and impact of the Texas civil court system on Texas families and Texas public policy. Read More »