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Lead Poisoning in Adults

Lead Poisoning in Adults posted on Oct 22

The Occupational Lead Poisoning Registry is dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of lead poisoning among Massachusetts workers. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has shown that even at very low levels, such as 5 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl), lead can cause significant health problems.

Disaster Preparedness for Business

Disaster Preparedness for Business posted on Sep 2

        In Honor of September – National Preparedness Month, let’s talk about DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR BUSINESS Large and small employers should prepare for possible disasters. Whether a corporation with multiple locations and thousands of employees, or a small partnership with two employees,   …Continue Reading Disaster Preparedness for Business

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers posted on Jul 7

Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents posted on Jun 4

Municipal employees are subject to accidents and injuries while working in bucket trucks and aerial lifts to hang flags and decorations, trim trees, or make repairs to buildings or streetlights.  Some of the high hazards of working in bucket trucks or on any elevated work   …Continue Reading Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

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

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

Safety Makes Business $en$e!

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

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.

Prevent Worker Injury When Performing Rooftop Snow Removal

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

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

Lead on the Job

Lead on the Job posted on Feb 6

Lead poisoning has been a serious health concern for centuries. Even though much is known about lead and how it can affect your health, lead poisoning is still very common today.

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls posted on Jan 23

Protect your employees during winter weather by inspecting building conditions, and implementing preventive maintenance strategies.