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
Law Enforcement and Recreationalists: Be Aware of Lead Hazards at Shooting Ranges posted on Oct 24
Each year there are shooters, instructors, and maintenance staff that become sick from lead poisoning received at their firing range.
Lead Poisoning in Adults posted on Oct 22
The Occupational Lead Poisoning Registry is dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of lead poisoning among Massachusetts workers. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has shown that even at very low levels, such as 5 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl), lead can cause significant health problems.
MA Regulation Requires Contractors to Work Lead-Safe by Preventing the Spread of Lead Dust During Renovation, Repair, and Painting Projects posted on Oct 17
Homes and other structures built before 1978 may contain lead paint. Lead-contaminated dust can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, contractors, and other workers, their families, and even pets.