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West Texas Company Recognized for Exemplary Safety Programs

Jul 14, 2016 • From News Releases

The Division of Workers’ Compensation recognized Chaparral Industries for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at its Odessa facility. The division’s Director of Workplace Safety, Karen Puckett presented the company with the Lone Star Safety Program Award, a state designation for Texas employers with safety programs that can serve as models for other employers. READ MORE >

Regional Workplace Safety Summit August 23 in Edinburg

Jul 12, 2016 • From News Releases

AUSTIN — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on August 23 at the Region 1 Education Center, 1900 W. Schunior Street, Edinburg. The Edinburg Regional Safety Summit is one of several Regional Safety Summits offered by DWC around the state. The seminar will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes coffee and snacks. READ MORE >

Retired fire scene dogs find lifelong homes with handlers

Jul 01, 2016 • From News Releases

The dogs that help State Fire Marshal’s Office handlers detect ignitable liquids at fire scenes also share a big part of the handlers’ off-duty lives. They show up in Christmas pictures and accept challenges to play tug-a-war from family members. They are fixtures on family road trips. And in a dog’s later years, the handler’s home often becomes the dog’s retirement refuge. READ MORE >

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