Regulatory Roundup


The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)

DWC’s new glossary helps explain workers’ comp insurance

In an effort to improve understanding of workers’ compensation insurance, DWC created a glossary of terms. The list includes over 100 medical, legal and workers’ comp terms broken down into plain language.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA extends comment period for heat illness prevention rule

In order to give stakeholders time to review all necessary information, OSHA has extended the comment period for the proposed rule on heat injury and illness prevention. The agency published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking on October 27 and included more than 100 questions to guide stakeholder comments. The comment period will now remain open until January 26, 2022.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Tips for reducing fatigue

Fatigue can be mental or physical exhaustion, which is estimated to cost employers about $136 billion per year. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) offers five tips to help employers reduce the risk of fatigue and educate employees.

Toolkit offers alternatives to wellness programs

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Massachusetts Institute Sloan School of Management developed a toolkit to help employers foster health and well-being. The Work Design for Health framework relies on three strategies to reshape job conditions as an alternative to traditional wellness programs, which may be outside of company budgets.

Courtesy of Texas Mutual

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