Post Content

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.MASSsafetyWorks 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

Satety Tips for winter weather

Written By:


Manager of Safety/Health, Department of Labor Standards

Recent Posts

Fall River Career Center fulfilling Amazon’s need for workers posted on Sep 7

Fall River Career Center fulfilling Amazon’s need for workers

FALL RIVER, MA, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016….When Amazon opens its new 1-million-square foot fulfillment center this month the online retailer will not be scrambling to hire new employees. The operation will be fully staffed with nearly 500 new hires recruited through the Fall River Career Center.   …Continue Reading Fall River Career Center fulfilling Amazon’s need for workers

YouthWorks Gives Teens Opportunities to Grow posted on Aug 10

YouthWorks Gives Teens Opportunities to Grow

BEVERLY, MA, AUGUST 1, 2016….. If 18-year-old Esmayle Gomez did not have a summer job planting crops at the Long Hill Farm in Beverly, through the YouthWorks program, he would most likely spend his days watching TV, playing on his phone, and eating junk food,   …Continue Reading YouthWorks Gives Teens Opportunities to Grow

WorkShare – A Smart Alternative to Layoffs posted on Jul 21

WorkShare – A Smart Alternative to Layoffs

All businesses go through slowdowns. Often that means layoffs, but that doesn’t have to be the answer. The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, a department within the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, can help a company keep valuable workers. WorkShare gives employers a   …Continue Reading WorkShare – A Smart Alternative to Layoffs