Each year there are shooters, instructors, and maintenance staff that become sick from lead poisoning received at their firing range.
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.
Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.
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
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
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
While there is still asbestos in many schools across the country and in Massachusetts, when managed appropriately, the risk to building occupants is minimized.
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
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.