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MASSsafetyWorks! resources

Provides employers and employees of Massachusetts with suggestions how to improve workplace safety.

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

Informational safety flyers

Crossing Guard safety bulletin
Crossing Guard safety tips for supervisors
DPH Crossing Guard community poster October 2013
Crossing Guard fatality report (FACE Jan 2013)
Tips for safely working with water mains
Important tips for disaster preparedness for businesses
Tips for fall prevention in construction work
More information about using green cleaning products
Tips for preventing heat illness
Tips for using a ladder safely
Tips for preventing slips and falls from heavy equipment
Handling syringes safely for non-healthcare workers
Tips for using a cut-off saw safely
Tips for working in trenches safely
Woodworking shop safety tips
Aerial lift safety bulletin
Aerial lift fatality bulletin from the Department of Public Health
Lockout/Tagout: Control of hazardous energy safety bulletin
Tips for preventing slips and trips in snow and ice
Safely removing snow from roofs
Tips for safely working in cold environments
Office ergonomics employee tips
Ergonomic computer keyboard tray buying guide
Ergonomic chair buying guide for state agencies
Learn more about minimum workplace heating guidelines
Patient handling safety tips
Chainsaw safety tips
School kitchen safety tips
Self-audit checklist for school kitchen safety
Self-audit checklist for chemical hazard communication
Self-audit checklist for public buildings custodial and maintenance
Top 8 municipal safety tips
Workplace Indoor air quality requirements
Audit safety checklist for school classrooms
Nanotechnology safety

Contact information

For private companies: Contact Consultation
Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards
OSHA Consultation Program
Wall Experiment Station
37 Shattuck Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
phone: (617) 626-6504
fax: (978) 687-0013
email: Masscon@state.ma.us

For public agencies: Contact the Workplace Safety and Health Program (WSHP)
Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards
Workplace Safety and Health for Public Employees Program

Taunton Career Center Building
72 School Street
Taunton, MA 02780
phone: (508) 616-0461 ext. 9488
email: safepublicworkplace@state.ma.us

MESHARE WIKI site instructions
For 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.

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