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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Let’s Remember the Fallen Worker Posted on Apr 28

While we remember fallen workers during Workers’ Memorial Day each year, let’s work together—employers and employees; labor and management—to end these workplace tragedies.

April 28, 2014: Workers’ Memorial Day Posted on Apr 25

April 28, 2014: Workers’ Memorial Day

On April 28 of every year, we take time to remember our fallen workers and reaffirm our mission to work to make workplaces safer.

Look for Workplace Safety and Health Program at the MASSbuys Expo Posted on Apr 14

Look for Workplace Safety and Health Program at the MASSbuys Expo

Please visit the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) Workplace Safety and Health Program table at the MASSbuys Expo May 1st at the DCU Center in Worcester.  The Workplace Safety and Health Program’s mission is to prevent workplace injuries among public sector workers. We achieve this   …Continue Reading Look for Workplace Safety and Health Program at the MASSbuys Expo

Health Care Grant Provides Hospital Unique Opportunity to Improve Patient-Centered Care Posted on Apr 11

Health Care Grant Provides Hospital Unique Opportunity to Improve Patient-Centered Care

The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund was established in 2012 as part of Massachusetts’ healthcare cost containment legislation – an effort to reduce healthcare costs while improving quality of care in Massachusetts. Recently Lahey Hospital & Medical Center was awarded a Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Grant to train medical assistants.

Registered Apprenticeship – Building a Skilled Workforce in the 21st Century Posted on Apr 10

Registered Apprenticeship – Building a Skilled Workforce in the 21st Century

Having skilled workers is critical to the success of any business. As we progress in the 21st century, this need will become even more acute as millions of baby-boomers retire. By participating in registered apprenticeships, employers can build a dynamic, self-empowered workforce that will help   …Continue Reading Registered Apprenticeship – Building a Skilled Workforce in the 21st Century

Safety Makes Business $en$e! Posted on Apr 4

Safety Makes Business $en$e!

OSHA inspections led to a reduction in injury claims and saved those companies on their worker’s compensation costs over the four years after the inspection.