Texas Mutual Encourages Industry To Use Free Safety Resources

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Between 2003 and 2006, the oil and gas industry's workplace fatality rate was seven times higher than the fatality rate in other industries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Texas recorded the most fatalities with 53, followed by Louisiana with 49.

To help employers keep their employees safe and on the job, Texas Mutual Insurance Company has posted free safety training resources on its website at texasmutual.com/safety/rtmain.shtm. Texas Mutual encourages industry employers to visit the site and learn how to control struck-by injuries, conduct a job hazard analysis, improve management safety accountability and investigate accident scenes.

The resources are products of the oil and gas safety roundtable hosted by Texas Mutual. The company formed the roundtable in 2005 and charged it with two tasks: 1. Find out why oil and gas workers are dying on the job. 2. Identify best practices for preventing accidents.

Roundtable members include representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the Texas Department of Insurance and industry employers.

"We applaud the industry's commitment to eliminating workplace accidents, and we recognize that to improve safety, we need additional resources," said Mitch Walsh, vice president of underwriting services at Texas Mutual. 

"That's why we teamed our loss prevention consultants with regulatory and industry safety experts who share our commitment to preventing accidents associated with the prevalent issues of today. We want to deliver tools that help employers eliminate physical hazards and change the unsafe behaviors that cause injuries," said Walsh.

About Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance, with approximately 29 percent of the market. Since 1991, the company has provided a stable, competitively priced source of workers' comp insurance for Texas employers. Preventing workplace accidents and minimizing their consequences are major parts of Texas Mutual's mission.

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