TXANS Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers
807 Brazos Street,
Austin, TX 78701
TXANS's News/Press Releases
TXANS SUPPPORTS NATIONAL EMERCENCY PREPARDNESS PROGRAM
The Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers-TXANS is a member of the National Preparedness Month Coalition, which is comprised of more than 1,000 national, state and regional organizations. Through this effort, TXANS and other organizations across America will help and encourage their members to prepare for all types of emergencies.
Organizational participation is an integral part of a new national effort to encourage Americans to become better prepared for potential emergencies—emergencies that could occur in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. The effort is being led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
To support this important effort TXANS has distributed information to members via its publications while also posting helpful guides, checklists, posters and more in TXANS Knowledge Center. The October 2006 issue of TXANS News© will also feature additional information on workplace emergency preparedness that is specific to Texas nonsubscribers.
TXANS Local Meetings to Consider Emergency Preparedness
Speakers from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) will present Workplace Emergencies: Is Your Company Adequately Prepared during TXANS’ September and October local meetings.
The program will offer useful information on emergency preparedness specifically considering:
• Reasons to implement an emergency action plan
• What should be included in an emergency action plan
• Who should be involved in plan development and maintenance
• Essential elements, including important considerations for policies
• Role of coordinators during emergencies
• How to alert employees to emergency situations
• Important considerations for evacuation policies and procedures
• Developing systems to account for employees in emergencies
• OSHA requirements
• Other applicable emergency planning standards
TXANS San Antonio Chapter - Thursday, September 21, 2006
TXANS Houston Chapter - Friday, September 22, 2006
TXANS El Paso Chapter - Friday, October 20, 2006
For additional details regarding TXANS’ local meetings, please visit www.txans.org.
TXANS leads the effort to promote the use of sound and ethical practices relating to injury prevention and the provision of quality workplace injury benefits to employees by employers who elect to operate as nonsubscribers to the Texas workers’ compensation system. To achieve its goal, TXANS provides specialized programs and services to help employers succeed as responsible nonsubscribers while working with law and policy makers to preserve the freedom to choose quality injury benefit options.
For more information on the Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers-TXANS, please visit www.txans.org or contact TXANS at (512) 477-7357.