As a regulatory agency, the Texas Department of Insurance, Devision of Workers Compensation (TWI-DWC) is required to monitor system participants’ compliance with the Texas Workers’ compensation Act and Rules and to take appropriate action to ensure compliance. Compliance objectives are achieved through performance-based oversight (PBO), data monitoring, complaint handling, audits, and when appropriate, enforcement actions.\ Read Full Story
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The Texas Department of Insurance released their Fatal Occcupational Insurance Injuries in Texas 2017 report in December 2018. Some highlights: The report states there were 534 fatal occupational injuries in Texas in 2017, a 2% decrease from 545 in 2016, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The rate of fatal occupational insuries in Texas was 4.3 per 100,000 full-time employees in 2017. Nationally, there were 5,147 fatal occupational insuries. Read Full Story