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Monthly Archives: May 2014

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction Posted on May 29

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls in construction and other lines of employment are entirely preventable. Yet, in 2012, 269 people went to work at a construction site and never came home because they had fallen to their death. Please join us the week of June 2nd in an effort   …Continue Reading National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

Youth Permit Process Posted on May 20

May is Young Worker Safety Month in Massachusetts.  As many teenagers are looking for summer jobs at this time, it is important to remember that anyone under the age of eighteen must have a job-specific work permit before starting any job.  To learn about the   …Continue Reading Youth Permit Process

Celebrating Small Business Owners Across America Posted on May 14

Celebrating Small Business Owners Across America

Since 1963, the United States has celebrated the critical role small business owners and entrepreneurs play in creating jobs, driving innovation and growing the economy by designating a week for national recognition. This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration has scheduled forums, panels, networking opportunities,   …Continue Reading Celebrating Small Business Owners Across America

Asbestos In Schools Posted on May 14

Asbestos In Schools

While there is still asbestos in many schools across the country and in Massachusetts, when managed appropriately, the risk to building occupants is minimized.

May is Young Worker Safety Month Posted on May 7

May is Young Worker Safety Month

It’s the law.  Anyone ages 14-17 hired by an employer for pay must have an employment permit.  Recent interviews completed by Teens at Work Project staff within the Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Surveillance Program found that among over 250 teens who had sustained   …Continue Reading May is Young Worker Safety Month

Conciliator’s Resolve Nearly Half of All Disputed Worker’s Compensation Claims Posted on May 2

Conciliators are employees trained in mediation who help resolve almost half of all worker’s compensation disputes.