Post Content

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 to eliminate these tragic accidents by conducting Safety Stand-Down. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety; this year we encourage you to focus on fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall prevention.

OSHA provides all the information you need to conduct a Stand-Down – information and resources can be found at www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown.

National safety

Written By:


Manager of Safety/Health, Department of Labor Standards

Tags: ,

Recent Posts

Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts posted on Jul 16

Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts

The Rapid Response team at the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development provides valuable services for businesses that are downsizing and closing. The goal is to avert layoffs and minimize the impact by matching appropriate services to the businesses and affected workers. We are   …Continue Reading Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts

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.

Massachusetts veterans are getting hired! posted on Jul 2

Massachusetts has seen a dramatic drop in the veterans’ unemployment rate down to 2.7%* in the first quarter of 2014. The national unemployment rate for all veterans has dropped from a high of 9.8% in 2011 to 5%. **