For the first time since 2013, Texas has published two new workplace posters. One for public employers (the Notice to Employees (Hazard Communications Act) poster) and one for employers who participate in the Texas workers’ compensation system (the Employer Notification – Ombudsman Program poster).
For public employers, the Texas Department of State Health Services has updated its Notice to Employees (Hazard Communications Act) poster, which updates the contact information for the agency.
For employers who participate in the Texas workers’ compensation system, the Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel as updated its Employer Notification – Ombudsman Program poster in both English and Spanish. The changes include the following:
- Posting is revised and reformatted
- Font size increased
- Footer information updated
- The posting is now written into the physical law, which is uncommon. Usually, the law simply states there is a posting required, but does not actually include the posting details.
Each posting is effective on Sept. 1, 2018.