Workplace Safety

Texas workers have a right to expect that their employers will provide a safe workplace. While many jobs include some risk of injury, it is incumbent upon every employer to take all steps necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the Texas workforce. Workers deserve to have strong accountability measures in place, and businesses must make safe workplaces a priority. All too often employers fall short of fulfilling the duty they have to their workers. That is why we need strong legal protections for workers who are harmed on the job.

Have you experienced the dangers of an unsafe or unhealthy workplace? Please share your story with us.

Visit our Workplace Safety Tips page for information and resources on workplace safety.

To learn more about the harmful impact of the Entergy decision, check out Texas’s Watch’s Entergy Fact Sheet.

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Eye on Texas Blog, Press Releases

SCOTX Devastates Workers Poisoned by Asbestos

July 11, 2014—A sharply divided Supreme Court of Texas handed down an opinion today that is devastating for workers exposed to cancer-causing asbestos. In Bostic v. Georgia-Pacific, the Court creates an exceptionally high causation standard for asbestos-related cancer cases, effectively blocking many workers and their families from having their day in court. (See Case No. 10-0775, majority, concurrence,... Read more »

Eye on Texas Blog, Latest Headlines

News of the Week: Hospital Safety Review, Licensure of Med Workers, Long-Term Care Quality Rankings, Broken Work Safety Hotline

June 27, 2014—This edition of News of the Week includes stories about the safety of Texas hospitals, a proposal to end licensure requirements for many health care workers, a new report showing Texas near the bottom in long-term care quality, and the work safety hotline that wasn’t connected. PATIENT SAFETY The rates of serious hospital-related complications varies... Read more »

Eye on Texas Blog, Latest Headlines

News of the Week: Chemical Disclosure, Safe Road Trips, Kyle Field Worker Death, and a Devastating Medical Error

June 20, 2014—In this edition of the News of the Week, Greg Abbott shuts down access to information about hazardous chemical facilities, we have tips to get you ready for your summer road trip, OSHA issues a scathing report into a construction worker’s death at Kyle Field, and an Arlington man who had the wrong kidney removed seeks... Read more »

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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 »