TEXO Unites Construction Workers

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TEXO, a Latin word meaning “to build, construct, and weave,” represents more than 300 members and companies for more than $15 billion annually of construction work in the Dallas area.  

TEXO combines the two most significant national construction associations (Associated Builders and Contractors and the Associated General Contractors of America) to unify, advocate, and advance the construction industry in North and East Texas.  

The TEXO mission is “for those who are invested in the future of construction and real estate, it advocates for the future, advancing people in the industry and unifying the diverse expertise of members.” 

In addition to being a leading governmental advocate for the building industry at local, state, and federal levels, TEXO provides ongoing safety forums and job site audits 

To ensure members stay current with the construction industry, TEXO offers a variety of training options. According to TEXO, “Through a variety of workshops, seminars, lectures, and hands-on training, TEXO offers numerous opportunities for professional development and personal growth. We strategically cater our course offerings to the needs of the industry and our members.” 

One specific area TEXO focuses on is job site safety to eliminate OHSA violations. While keeping employees safe is paramount, financial penalties for OSHA violations continue to rise.  

A serious OSHA violation can cost a company more than $13,000 for one offense, while a “willful or repeated” violation fine can exceed $136,000.  

TEXO has monthly safety events slated to bring awareness to various safety issues, such as respiratory and hearing protection and fire prevention. 

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