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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 6OFFICE OF INJURED EMPLOYEE COUNSEL
CHAPTER 276GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §276.5Employer's Notice of Ombudsman Program and First Responder Liaison to Employees

(a) All employers participating in the workers' compensation system shall post notice of the Office of Injured Employee Counsel's (OIEC) Ombudsman Program. This notice shall be posted in the personnel office, if the employer has a personnel office, and in the workplace where each employee is likely to see the notice on a regular basis.

(b) This notice of the Ombudsman Program shall be publicly posted in English, Spanish, and any other language that is common to the employer's employees.

(c) The notice shall be printed with a title in at least 15 point bold type and text in at least 14 point normal type. The text of the notice shall be as follows without any additional words or changes:

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(d) An employer that employs first responders or that supervises volunteer first responders shall:

  (1) Post the notice contained in paragraph (3) of this subsection in its workplace to inform employees who are first responders or volunteers who are first responders about the OIEC first responder liaison. The notice shall be posted in the personnel office and in the workplace where employees or volunteers are likely to read the notice on a regular basis.

  (2) "First responder" has the meaning assigned by Texas Labor Code §504.055.

  (3) The following notice shall be printed with a title in at least 15 point bold type and text in at least 14 point normal type, in English and Spanish or in English and any other language common to the employer's affected employee population. The text of the notice shall be as follows without any additional words or changes:

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Source Note: The provisions of this §276.5 adopted to be effective December 20, 2006, 31 TexReg 10098; amended to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 4511; amended to be effective April 17, 2018, 43 TexReg 2282

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