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Category Archives: Department of Labor Standards

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

Safety Makes Business $en$e!

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.

Fall Prevention in Construction Posted on Mar 18

Fall Prevention in Construction

Fall Prevention in Construction     FALLS REMAIN THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION In 2012 there were 775 total fatalities in construction. Two hundred sixty nine (269)of these fatalities were due to falls.  Falls can be prevented Construction employees exposed to an unprotected   …Continue Reading Fall Prevention in Construction

4th Annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest Posted on Mar 14

4th Annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

Massachusetts teens average over 700 work-related emergency room visits each year.  Nationally, young workers sustain non-fatal injuries at almost twice the rate of older workers per hour, which can be partially explained because young workers are often provided insufficient health and safety training.  One program   …Continue Reading 4th Annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

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

Prevent Worker Injury When Performing Rooftop Snow Removal

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

Free workplace safety consultation service Posted on Feb 27

Free workplace safety consultation service

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) offers a free consultation service designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their worksites, improve their safety and health program, assist in training employees, and possibly qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections.

Lead on the Job Posted on Feb 6

Lead on the Job

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.