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Lone Star Safety Program

Lone Star Safety Program

To qualify, Texas employers must have a proven safety program, injury incidence rates below the national average for three years prior to application, and no work-related fatalities within the prior 12 months.

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Employer resources

In Texas, private employers can choose to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage, but it is not required in most cases. A workers' compensation insurance policy provides lost wages and medical benefits to employees injured on the job. Except when gross negligence results in a fatality, coverage limits liability if an employee sues your business for damages.

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Employers without workers' compensation insurance coverage

(also called non-subscribers)

  • Must report to the state that they do not have coverage.
  • Must also report all work-related injuries and illnesses to DWC.

Employers with workers' compensation insurance coverage

Last updated: 7/10/2018