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Texas Construction Companies “Do the Right Thing” for Jobsite Safety

As construction companies continue to look for ways to grow a sustainable workforce whose craft professionals are well trained in skilled craft trades as well as in essential safety procedures, TEXO has developed an initiative to help commercial construction companies achieve the latter.  TEXO is a large trade association of builders in the Dallas/Fort Worth region of Texas, and Safety First is a safety training course which companies can send employees to for an interactive orientation in how to keep themselves and others safe on jobsites.  Classes are offered in either English or Spanish, and participants must be pre-registered as the classes usually fill up in advance and are limited to approximately 40 students each.

Todd Holtz, Vice President of Safety at TEXO, had this to say about the program:

“TEXO’s Safety First program is a hands-on, interactive safety orientation for commercial construction employees.  In place since 2013 and endorsed by industry leaders in the field of construction safety, participants have the opportunity to handle and wear the PPE they are expected to use on a jobsite, in addition to learning about the safe use of tools in their trade.  Modeled after an OSHA 10HR course and incorporating hands-on activities throughout the day, TEXO Safety First is widely recognized as one of the best safety orientation courses in North and East Texas.  Similar to previous years, TEXO expects to bring approximately 3000 more new participants through the program in 2017.”

You can see images from the program in the following 2½ minute video.

Visit the TEXO website to learn more about the program or to register for upcoming classes.