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The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable! Posted on Jul 21

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Summertime… It’s time for fun in the sun, especially after such a brutal winter! But in addition to fun, summer often brings intense heat waves. According to the CDC, on average, extreme heat causes more U.S. deaths than other natural disasters. Heat safety is clearly   …Continue Reading The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal Posted on Feb 18

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Removing snow from rooftops on municipal and state properties must be done safely to protect workers from injury. After excessive snowfalls like we have seen, the weight of the snow could impact the structural integrity of roofs and can be a cause for concern.  Workers   …Continue Reading Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures Posted on Feb 4

Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures

With indoor heating systems working on overdrive this time of year, the Department of Labor Standards often fields calls about employer obligations for workplace heat in stores, offices, and other indoor businesses. Private sector employers in Massachusetts are obligated by federal law (OSHA) to provide   …Continue Reading Turning up the Heat in the Workplace—Guidelines for Minimum Temperatures

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers Posted on Jul 7

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers

Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.

Lead on the Job Posted on Feb 6

Lead on the Job

Lead poisoning has been a serious health concern for centuries. Even though much is known about lead and how it can affect your health, lead poisoning is still very common today.

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls Posted on Jan 23

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Protect your employees during winter weather by inspecting building conditions, and implementing preventive maintenance strategies.