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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal Posted on Feb 18

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Removing snow from rooftops on municipal and state properties must be done safely to protect workers from injury. After excessive snowfalls like we have seen, the weight of the snow could impact the structural integrity of roofs and can be a cause for concern.  Workers   …Continue Reading Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures Posted on Feb 4

Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures

With indoor heating systems working on overdrive this time of year, the Department of Labor Standards often fields calls about employer obligations for workplace heat in stores, offices, and other indoor businesses. Private sector employers in Massachusetts are obligated by federal law (OSHA) to provide   …Continue Reading Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures

The Green Book Goes Digital ‒ Department of Labor Relations Posts First Searchable Database on MA Public Employee Collective Bargaining Laws Posted on Feb 2

The Green Book Goes Digital ‒ Department of Labor Relations Posts First Searchable Database on MA Public Employee Collective Bargaining Laws

The Department of Labor Relations (DLR) has created a searchable electronic Green Book, giving readers free and easy access to Massachusetts Public Employee Collective Bargaining Laws with inter-active links to cited law, regulations and cases.