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Category Archives: Workplace Health and Safety

¿Trabajas afuera? Aquí tienes 7 consejos para protegerte contra las garrapatas durante el verano Posted on Jul 31

¿Trabajas afuera? Aquí tienes 7 consejos para protegerte contra las garrapatas durante el verano

Las garrapatas son pequeños insectos que comúnmente se encuentran en áreas sombreadas, húmedas, boscosas o cubiertas con grama alta. Si trabajas al aire libre en cualquiera de estos entornos, podría estar en riesgo de picadas de garrapatas y las enfermedades que estas pueden causar. La   …Continue Reading ¿Trabajas afuera? Aquí tienes 7 consejos para protegerte contra las garrapatas durante el verano

Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer Posted on Jul 25

Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded or grassy areas. If you work outdoors in any of these types of environments, you could be at risk of tick bites and the illnesses they can cause. The good news is that   …Continue Reading Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer

Adolecentes: ¿Puedo manejar en mi trabajo de verano? Posted on Jun 8

Adolecentes: ¿Puedo manejar en mi trabajo de verano?

Finalmente ha llegado el verano, y eso significa que los adolescentes están en vacaciones y buscan trabajos de verano. Motivados por el espíritu de promover empleos saludables y seguros para nuestros futuros trabajadores, esta es la pregunta de la temporada: ¿Pueden los adolescentes conducir como   …Continue Reading Adolecentes: ¿Puedo manejar en mi trabajo de verano?

Honoring Workers’ Memorial Day 2018 Posted on Apr 27

Honoring Workers' Memorial Day 2018

The average person spends about 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. Each year, approximately 67 Massachusetts workers never return home from work. The victims of these workplace deaths often leave behind grieving families and loved ones who struggle to carry on. Workers’ Memorial Day,   …Continue Reading Honoring Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

Help Your Teen Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment at Work Posted on Apr 19

Help Your Teen Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment at Work

The topic of sexual harassment has received increased visibility in recent months. The #metoo and #timesup movements have inspired many people of all ages to speak about their experiences of sexual violence on social media. Some who have read and shared these stories remember a time in   …Continue Reading Help Your Teen Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment at Work

Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work Posted on Apr 2

Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work

Welding has so many uses in today’s world, from allowing I-beams to hold buildings up to creating wrought iron designs, metal jewelry, and other decorative work. But as you might imagine, there are risks involved with the light, heat and fumes produced by welding. So   …Continue Reading Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work

School Vacation Work Hours for MA Teens Posted on Feb 14

School Vacation Work Hours for MA Teens

February has arrived and many workers feel like they have finally gotten back into their daily routines—unless you are a parent of school-attending children. Many public schools offer a break from classes this month and it is common for working teens to pick up extra   …Continue Reading School Vacation Work Hours for MA Teens

Working Outdoors? Learn How to Prevent Cold Stress Posted on Jan 3

Working Outdoors? Learn How to Prevent Cold Stress

With the extreme cold snap that we’re seeing in Massachusetts and across much of the nation, now is an important time to get the word out about cold stress and keeping our outdoor workers safe.  Who is at risk for cold stress? Anyone exposed to   …Continue Reading Working Outdoors? Learn How to Prevent Cold Stress

No hay por qué congelarse: ¡El estrés por frío se puede prevenir! Posted on Jan 2

No hay por qué congelarse: ¡El estrés por frío se puede prevenir!

Los primeros días de este invierno nos presentó un clima más cálido, pero, ¡ya llegó el frío! Aunque la temperatura no tiene que estar bajo cero-y no tienes que estar afuera por mucho tiempo- para estar en riesgo de sufrir estrés por frío, particularmente hipotermia   …Continue Reading No hay por qué congelarse: ¡El estrés por frío se puede prevenir!

Deck the Halls – Safely Posted on Nov 13

Deck the Halls - Safely

Holiday decorations are a surefire way to boost a community’s holiday spirit. The bright colors and lights of the holiday decorations make the 4:00 p.m. sunset a little easier to handle.  When I’m decorating, my training kicks in and I think about safety as I   …Continue Reading Deck the Halls – Safely