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The anti-retaliation and post-accident drug testing components of OSHA’s new electronic injury reporting rule went into effective Dec. 1, 2016. The remaining components of the rule are scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

An Ohio State student recently rammed his car into a group of people, charged others with a knife and sent 11 people to the hospital before authorities shot him. Violence is a potential threat across industries, and employers should teach employees how to protect themselves.

In November, a Brownsville resident became the first person to contract the Zika virus from an infected mosquito in Texas. All of the state’s previous 250-plus cases of Zika involved travel to areas that have experienced local Zika transmission.

The National Safety Council invites employers to learn how to reduce traffic-related accidents during free, four-hour training sessions on Feb. 7, 2017, and June 22, 2017. Traffic accidents are consistently the leading causes of work-related fatalities.

Texas has twice as many motorists killed in collisions between vehicles and animals than any other state. With deer hunting season in full swing, drivers should review these safety tips.

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