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June 28, 2017
Workers’ comp training offered to Lubbock medical office staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer training for medical office staff at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) Training Center, 135 Slaton Road in Lubbock. The free seminar will be on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 21, 2017
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on August 3 in Waco
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on August 3 at the Education Service Center, Region 12, 2101 West Loop 340, Waco. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

June 15, 2017
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on July 25 in Fort Worth area
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on July 25 at the Education Service Center, Region 11, 1451 South Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

June 14, 2017
TDI investigators head to Midland-Odessa after hail storms
Texas Department of Insurance investigators will be in the Midland-Odessa area Thursday and Friday to help deter any criminal element drawn to the scene after Monday’s storms.

June 14, 2017
TDI windstorm inspectors help consumers along coast
Michael Cowen helps homeowners with inspections so they can buy windstorm insurance. He drives hundreds of miles and spends hours on the phone each week talking with homeowners, contractors, and local building officials about inspection requirements.

June 09, 2017
Lawyer indicted for insurance fraud involving roof claims
An attorney was released on $20,000 bond today after a Texas Department of Insurance investigation found evidence of organized criminal activity, legal misconduct, and insurance fraud related to hail claims.

June 08, 2017
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on July 18 in Austin
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on July 18 at the Holiday Inn, 20 IH 35 North, Austin. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

June 07, 2017
DWC improves letters to injured employees
The Division of Workers’ Compensation recently reviewed form letters it sends to injured employees and decided to modify the correspondence using nationally recognized principles to increase usability. In other words, they made them easier to read.

June 06, 2017
San Marcos Company Earns Safety Award
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized CFAN Company for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at its San Marcos facility. DWC’s Deputy Commissioner, Dan Paschal, presented the company with the Lone Star Safety Program Award.

May 24, 2017
East Texas Companies Earn Safety Award
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized two East Texas companies for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at the companies’ facilities. DWC’s Director of Workplace Safety, Karen Puckett, visited Frankston to honor one of the two employers on-site.

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