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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

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?

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms Posted on Sep 29

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Fire Services. No one thinks a fire will happen in their own home, but in 2014 in Massachusetts, there were more than 28,000 fires, which caused 54 civilian deaths, 308 civilian injuries, 437 firefighter injuries,   …Continue Reading The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

Motorcycle Safety in Massachusetts — On and Off the Road Posted on Aug 18

Motorcycle Safety in Massachusetts — On and Off the Road

On average, motorcyclists who wear helmets have a 29 percent better chance of surviving a crash than those who do not. Although riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, knowing the rules of the road and practicing motorcycle safety will help you have a   …Continue Reading Motorcycle Safety in Massachusetts — On and Off the Road

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 28

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

After a long snowy winter, it’s no surprise that Massachusetts residents are enjoying the warmer weather — but as you dive into summer activities, make sure you’re doing them safely. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Department   …Continue Reading How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

Boat Smart from the Start Posted on May 19

Boat Smart from the Start

The simple act of wearing a flotation device can save a life. According to a 2013 U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recreational boating report, in fatal boating accidents where the victims drowned, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket. First-time boaters should learn safe practices   …Continue Reading Boat Smart from the Start