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.
On April 28 of every year, we take time to remember our fallen workers and reaffirm our mission to work to make workplaces safer.
Please visit the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) Workplace Safety and Health Program table at the MASSbuys Expo May 1st at the DCU Center in Worcester. The Workplace Safety and Health Program’s mission is to prevent workplace injuries among public sector workers. We achieve this …Continue Reading Look for Workplace Safety and Health Program at the MASSbuys Expo
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 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
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
Every year, workers are killed or seriously injured while performing snow or ice removal from rooftops and other building structures, such as decks.
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.