Texas Worker Safety Hotline Falters

* Editor's note: This story has been updated with a statement from the Division of Workers' Compensation.
* Correction appended

In thousands of offices and job sites across Texas, employers are required to post notices about the “24-hour” toll-free hotline that employees can use to report unsafe working conditions. It generally can be found on a poster near the company lunch room or water cooler.

“The Safety Violations Hotline Program is a bilingual, 24-hour, toll-free telephone line for employees to report unsafe working conditions,” according to the website of the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

But the hotline has been offering ...

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