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Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work

Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work posted on Apr 2

Welding has so many uses in today’s world, from allowing I-beams to hold buildings up to creating wrought iron designs, metal jewelry, and other decorative work. But as you might imagine, there are risks involved with the light, heat and fumes produced by welding. So   …Continue Reading Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work

Preventing Chemical Poisoning Deaths in MA Households and Workplaces

Preventing Chemical Poisoning Deaths in MA Households and Workplaces posted on Mar 24

Editorial Note: When we think of chemical poison prevention, we often think of chemicals found in our households—ammonia, bleach, lead. But many chemicals exist and pose risk in both our homes and our workplaces. We are deeply saddened by the recent news of a Boston   …Continue Reading Preventing Chemical Poisoning Deaths in MA Households and Workplaces

Cleaning Can Be Bad for Your Health

Cleaning Can Be Bad for Your Health posted on Jun 16

Wait a minute!  That sounds like a teenager’s excuse for a messy room.  But a closer look reveals that cleaning may create new hazards while it eliminates dust, deodorizes diaper pails, and makes food preparation safer. This is a time of year when we think   …Continue Reading Cleaning Can Be Bad for Your Health