Falls in construction and other lines of employment are entirely preventable. Yet, in 2012, 269 people went to work at a construction site and never came home because they had fallen to their death.
Please join us the week of June 2nd in an effort to eliminate these tragic accidents by conducting Safety Stand-Down. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety; this year we encourage you to focus on fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall prevention.
OSHA provides all the information you need to conduct a Stand-Down – information and resources can be found at www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown.
Baker Administration Cabinet secretaries look to replicate job training model posted on Jul 3
SPRINGFIELD, JUNE 30, 2015…. It is nearly impossible to talk about manufacturing without the topic very quickly turning to workforce development, and the difficulty manufacturers have finding skilled workers. A group of manufacturers in the Pioneer Valley this week described to Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, …Continue Reading Baker Administration Cabinet secretaries look to replicate job training model
Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system posted on Jun 23
WORCESTER, MA, JUNE 19, 2015…The federal government has given states new flexibility to design their own workforce development systems, which gives Massachusetts the ability to customize skill-building programs in regions around the state, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. Gov. Baker met with a group of …Continue Reading Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system
New Director of Labor Standards posted on Jun 5
The Department of Labor Standards welcomed its new director this week, Bill McKinney. McKinney brings extensive experience in state government, having worked in senior leadership roles. He served as the last commissioner of the former Metropolitan District Commission, which is now a part of the …Continue Reading New Director of Labor Standards