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2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth *VINE* Contest Posted on Oct 31

2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth *VINE* Contest

* six seconds, one video * Endless loops to promote teen safety at work! 2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth *VINE* Contest   Who is eligible? Teens ages 14-19. High school-aged Massachusetts teens (14-19) not enrolled in post-secondary education, are eligible to enter the contest.   …Continue Reading 2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth *VINE* Contest

2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest Posted on Oct 29

2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

* your words, your design * One poster to promote teen safety at work! 2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest Who is eligible? Teens ages 14-19. High school-aged Massachusetts teens (14-19) not enrolled in post-secondary education, are eligible to enter the contest. Note:   …Continue Reading 2015 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

Law Enforcement and Recreationalists: Be Aware of Lead Hazards at Shooting Ranges Posted on Oct 24

Law Enforcement and Recreationalists: Be Aware of Lead Hazards at Shooting Ranges

Each year there are shooters, instructors, and maintenance staff that become sick from lead poisoning received at their firing range.

MA Regulation Requires Contractors to Work Lead-Safe by Preventing the Spread of Lead Dust During Renovation, Repair, and Painting Projects Posted on Oct 17

MA Regulation Requires Contractors to Work Lead-Safe by Preventing the Spread of Lead Dust During Renovation, Repair, and Painting Projects

Homes and other structures built before 1978 may contain lead paint. Lead-contaminated dust can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, contractors, and other workers, their families, and even pets.

Green cleaning reduces the impact on human health and the environment. Posted on Aug 5

Green cleaning reduces the impact on human health and the environment.

Green cleaning reduces the impact on human health and the environment.

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

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers

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

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents Posted on Jun 4

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

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 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

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.