Texas Watch

Workplace Safety Tips

Workplace Safety Tips

 

To report an unsafe work environment:

 

Texas Department of Insurance

Safety Violations Hotline: 1-800-452-9595

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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

AFL-CIO

Job Safety page
Texas AFL-CIO: 512-477-6195