Mark, a software engineer, was entering work on a brisk day in January 2012 when he slipped and fell in the parking lot due to black ice. Mark felt a pop in his knee and immediately sought medical attention. His doctor diagnosed him with a strained knee and recommended that he stay home for two weeks (example only, this does not reflect actual events).
In 2012, 360 Massachusetts employees reported falling on snow or ice and missed work. These are easily preventable accidents. Protect your employees during winter weather by inspecting building conditions, and implementing preventive maintenance strategies.
Building and Ground Maintenance
Why Should I Care About the Underground Economy? There were 15.6 Million Reasons in 2013. posted on Jul 30
The comprehensive enforcement efforts of the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy (JTF) in targeting the underground economy are paying off. Last year, the JTF recovered $15.6 million in unpaid wages, back taxes, unemployment insurance premiums, fines and penalties. Today, JTF has grown to …Continue Reading Why Should I Care About the Underground Economy? There were 15.6 Million Reasons in 2013.
Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts posted on Jul 16
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
Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.