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Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road Posted on May 12

Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Seat belts are your best defense in the event of a crash — but Massachusetts has one of the lowest seat belt use   …Continue Reading Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

May Is Electrical Safety Month: Learn How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home Posted on May 10

May Is Electrical Safety Month: Learn How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home

Simple safety tips from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) and regular home maintenance can reduce the risk of electrical fires, keeping you and your family safe.

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines Posted on Apr 6

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 120th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 18, 2016. This year, 30,000 registered participants will run the 26.2-mile course, which starts in Hopkinton and   …Continue Reading The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road Posted on Apr 5

Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Distracted driving — particularly texting and driving — is a serious issue in Massachusetts and across the country. It’s time to think about   …Continue Reading Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety Posted on Mar 24

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

If you work in Massachusetts, you have the right to fair wages, a safe workplace, and workers’ compensation. The Workers’ Rights blog series will cover these rights and more for workers across the state. The first part of the series will discuss workplace safety.      …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response Posted on Jan 26

Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

When disaster strikes, resources are often tight and coordination is vital. By joining a disaster response organization and receiving the proper training before an emergency hits, you can support first responders and keep your community safe. Well-meaning volunteers who show up to disaster sites unprepared   …Continue Reading Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 17

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

If the weather outside is frightful, driving will not be delightful. You should avoid driving during severe weather if at all possible. However, if you do need to drive, here are some tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Transportation   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

Winter Safety Tips Posted on Dec 3

Winter Safety Tips

While Massachusetts winters mean skiing, ice skating, and scenic views across the state, they can also bring extreme cold and severe winter storms. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Department of Energy Resources (DOER), and   …Continue Reading Winter Safety Tips

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 19

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, families across Massachusetts come together to give thanks and share a great meal. But all the hustle and bustle of this joyous holiday can also pose some serious risks. More fires at home occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.   …Continue Reading Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights? Posted on Oct 7

Domestic abuse can be sexual, physical, and emotional, and affects people of all ages and backgrounds. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you aren’t alone. A 2010 report on intimate partner violence by the National Center for Injury Prevention and   …Continue Reading What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights?