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Category Archives: Health and Safety

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.

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

April 28, 2014: Workers’ Memorial Day Posted on Apr 25

April 28, 2014: Workers’ Memorial Day

On April 28 of every year, we take time to remember our fallen workers and reaffirm our mission to work to make workplaces safer.

Look for Workplace Safety and Health Program at the MASSbuys Expo Posted on Apr 14

Look for Workplace Safety and Health Program at the MASSbuys Expo

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

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