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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Women in the Workplace Taskforce Posted on Mar 27

While Massachusets has a strong track record of placing women in leadership positions, there is undoubtedly room for improvement. We will make recommendations on additional policy steps the state could take on matters such as equal pay, flex time and family-conducive schedules, maternity leave, lactation facilities, family responsibilities discrimination, and child care. Private industry must also do its part by taking a seat at the table.

Women in the Workplace Initiative Posted on Mar 25

Women represent nearly half of the labor force in Massachusetts, yet they are woefully under-represented in board rooms, elected office and private sector management. Many women face challenging choices about advancing their careers or meeting expectations at home.

Fall Prevention in Construction Posted on Mar 18

Fall Prevention in Construction

Fall Prevention in Construction     FALLS REMAIN THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION In 2012 there were 775 total fatalities in construction. Two hundred sixty nine (269)of these fatalities were due to falls.  Falls can be prevented Construction employees exposed to an unprotected   …Continue Reading Fall Prevention in Construction

Multilingual Services Available To Help UI Claimants with Language Barriers Posted on Mar 17

Multilingual Services Available To Help UI Claimants with Language Barriers

The Office of Multilingual Services provides dedicated services to help Limited English Proficiency claimants understand their UI rights and responsibilities, and explain how to file an appeal for claimants disqualified for UI benefits.

4th Annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest Posted on Mar 14

4th Annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

Massachusetts teens average over 700 work-related emergency room visits each year.  Nationally, young workers sustain non-fatal injuries at almost twice the rate of older workers per hour, which can be partially explained because young workers are often provided insufficient health and safety training.  One program   …Continue Reading 4th Annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

Career Center Day at the State House – March 13, 2014 Posted on Mar 10

Career Center Day at the State House – March 13, 2014

Career Center Day is a special event set up to connect state legislators to Career Center services.  Legislators throughout the Commonwealth have been invited to participate and to help advocate Career Center services with constituents in their districts.  This event is open to the public.   …Continue Reading Career Center Day at the State House – March 13, 2014

Prevent Worker Injury When Performing Rooftop Snow Removal Posted on Mar 4

Prevent Worker Injury When Performing Rooftop Snow Removal

Every year, workers are killed or seriously injured while performing snow or ice removal from rooftops and other building structures, such as decks.