People who work in Texas, especially those who work in the oil industry, often face dangers every day. Fortunately, local, state, and federal regulations play a significant role in keeping these workers safe by enabling employees to report potentially unsafe working conditions. Such practices may ultimately prevent some workplace accidents.
For the last 20 years, workers in the state of Texas have been able to report possible work safety violations through a telephone hotline. Depending on the circumstances, the state may decide to follow up with the worker’s employer, and it is against the law for employers to retaliate against any employee who informed the government of a possible safety violation. It is unknown whether other states have similar hotlines for workers.