• Building regulations

    The 8th edition of the building code uses code books published by the International Code Council (ICC) with separate amendment packages published by Massachusetts.

  • Drug safety

    Here you will find pharmacy consumer tips, poison control, poison prevention, and more. 

  • Fire prevention

    Here you will find fire prevention, Office of the State Fire Marshal Advisories, Underground Storage Tank Program, Fire Prevention Training, and more. 

  • Home safety for infants and children

    The home can be a dangerous place for infants and young children. Parents can prevent injuries by carrying out a home safety evaluation and putting child safety measures into place. Below are safety tips related to infants and young children.

  • Information about bed bugs

    Find out what bed bugs are, what they look like, how bed bugs get into people's homes, and more.

  • Injury prevention resources

    The reality is no one is immune from the risk of injury, and the risks shift with changes in your age, lifestyle, and physical environment. The best defense is to know the physiological, behavioral, and environmental risk factors for serious injuries, and how to minimize those risks throughout life. From the secure storage of poison hazards to improving access to prevention sources such as bicycle helmets and smoke alarms to information on drug safety, explore resources available to help prevent injury at every age and stage.

  • Suicide prevention

    If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call one of the 24-hour crisis hotline numbers below right away:

    • Samaritans Statewide Hotline: 1-877-870-HOPE (4673)
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255); Press # 1 if you are a Veteran
    • The Trevor Helpline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) - Specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth and young adults
  • Violence Prevention

    The state offers a number of violence prevention programs and services to address different types of violence (such as bullying, sexual and domestic violence, and shaken baby syndrome) in homes and schools to keep individuals and families safe.