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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.

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Satety Tips for winter weather

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Manager of Safety/Health, Department of Labor Standards

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