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Welcome to MASSsafetyWorks! This page is dedicated to providing the employers and employees of Massachusetts with easy to follow suggestions on how to improve workplace safety. While following these tips will create a safer workplace, they are just the beginning and should not be considered comprehensive. We encourage you to find out more about workplace safety and health by exploring the rest of this website and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website.
If you have a suggestion or request for a safety topic please email DLSfeedback@state.ma.us
Crossing Guard safety bulletinCrossing Guard safety tips for supervisorsDPH Crossing Guard community poster October 2013Crossing Guard fatality report (FACE Jan 2013)Tips for safely working with water mainsImportant tips for disaster preparedness for businessesTips for fall prevention in construction workMore information about using green cleaning productsTips for preventing heat illnessTips for using a ladder safelyTips for preventing slips and falls from heavy equipmentHandling syringes safely for non-healthcare workersTips for using a cut-off saw safelyTips for working in trenches safelyWoodworking shop safety tipsAerial lift safety bulletinAerial lift fatality bulletin from the Department of Public HealthLockout/Tagout: Control of hazardous energy safety bulletinTips for preventing slips and trips in snow and iceSafely removing snow from roofsTips for safely working in cold environmentsOffice ergonomics employee tipsErgonomic computer keyboard tray buying guideErgonomic chair buying guide for state agenciesLearn more about minimum workplace heating guidelinesPatient handling safety tipsChainsaw safety tipsSchool kitchen safety tipsSelf-audit checklist for school kitchen safetySelf-audit checklist for chemical hazard communicationSelf-audit checklist for public buildings custodial and maintenanceTop 8 municipal safety tipsWorkplace Indoor air quality requirementsAudit safety checklist for school classroomsNanotechnology safety
For private companies: Contact ConsultationMassachusetts Department of Labor Standards
OSHA Consultation Program
Wall Experiment Station
37 Shattuck Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
phone: (617) 626-6504
fax: (978) 687-0013
For public agencies: Contact the Workplace Safety and Health Program (WSHP)Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards
Workplace Safety and Health for Public Employees ProgramTaunton Career Center Building72 School StreetTaunton, MA 02780phone: (508) 616-0461 ext. 9488email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MESHARE WIKI site instructionsFor state government workplaces the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) has posted sample safety programs, accident investigation resources, training outlines and technical references on the Commonwealth’s WIKI site, MESHARE. To log onto the wiki site for the first time follow the registration instructions. If you have difficulty download the instruction sheet.