West, Texas, 2013—a fertilizer plant explodes, injuring over 260 and killing 15, most of whom were first responders on the site. The blast was among the most destructive ever investigated by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
Three years later, only a few attempts have been made to prevent another explosion. Attempts that a report released by the Chemical Safety Board last month called "inadequete."
This session Texans are calling on their legislators to ensure their personal and economic safety. By advocating for a Safe Texas agenda, you can protect your constituency's families and help their small business thrive.
On the road, Texans are looking for insurance that actually insures and to decrease distracted driving. More than a million drivers currently pay for junk “named driver” auto policies, which fail to provide meaningful protection for either the policyholder or others on the road.
Texas workers have a right to expect that their employers will provide a safe workplace. While many jobs include some risk of injury, it is incumbent upon every employer to take all steps necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the Texas workforce.
All too often employers fall short of fulfilling the duty they have to their workers. That is why we need strong legal protections for workers who are harmed on the job.
Tell your lawmakers that workers deserve to have strong accountability measures in place and businesses must make safe workplaces a priority.
A text takes a driver’s eyes away from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 miles per hour, a distracted driver drives the equivalent of a football field virtually blindfolded. Now put that driver on the road next to you, your friends, and your family. Feeling safe yet?
Distracted driving resulted in more than 500 deaths on Texas roadways in 2013 and caused 1800 serious injuries. Yet, Texas is one of only seven states to not protect their drivers from texting while driving.