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.
*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
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.
Injured Employee Home Page
Worker’s Rights and Workplace Safety information
An Austin-based non-profit that works on workers’ rights and safety issues
Phone: (512) 391-2305
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.