Overview of occupational safety and health in Massachusetts

Information about health and safety hazards in the workplace

Health of Massachusetts report and chapter on occupational health

Health of Massachusetts Chapter 9 PDF (Doc)

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

Journal article. Integrating Occupational Health with Mainstream Public Health in Massachusetts: An Approach to Intervention. 2009.

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