Health of Massachusetts report and chapter on occupational health
While work is fundamental to well being, working conditions can also negatively affect health. Each year, thousands of people in Massachusetts are injured or become ill as a result of health and safety hazards in the workplace. This chapter provides an overview of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths, with a special focuses on specific work sectors.
In this chapter
- Fatal Injuries at Work
- Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses
- Sharps Injuries Among Hospital Workers
- Work-Related Lung Diseases
- Work-Related Injuries to Teens
- Occupational Health Disparities
- Promoting and Protecting Employee Health
- Policy Perspective: Public Policy and Demographic Change in Massachusetts by David Wegman, MD, MSC, Professor Emeritus, UMASS Lowell, Department of Work Environment and Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, MS, Executive Director, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
Workplace health is an important component of public health
- MDPH Blog Post National Poison Prevention Week (March 30, 2017) "Do You Work Around Chemicals? Learn How to Protect Yourself."
- MDPH Blog Post in collaboration with FACE and WRLD project: “Asbestos: An Old Hazard Still with Us Today.” Mass Public Health Blog (June 20, 2017).
- MDPH Blog Post: Putting Data to Work: How Work Affects Our Heath.
- MDPH Blog Post: Preventing Chemical Poisoning Deaths in MA Households and Workplaces.