OSHA: Roof snow removal can be hazardous, with two fatal falls in Mass.

With additional snow, sleet and rain expected in this area, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials are reminding employers and workers removing snow from roofs to be aware of the hazards and safeguards associated with this work. There already have been reports of falls, including two fatal falls in Massachusetts — one from a rooftop and one through … read more

FRAUD CONCERNS: State using new income tax refund verification steps

The state Department of Revenue Services (DRS) will contact some taxpayers this tax season to verify that refund requests were filed by those taxpayers. “While we want to get refunds into the hands of taxpayers as quickly as we can, recent events require that we implement new measures to ensure that refunds are not being stolen,” said DRS Commissioner Kevin … read more