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Category Archives: Workplace Health and Safety

Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health Posted on Aug 13

Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health

It’s National Health Center Week , an opportunity to recognize the 9000+ Health Center sites across the country—including 285 right here in Massachusetts – and the lifesaving work they do in promoting the health of our residents, including the most vulnerable. This year during National Health Center   …Continue Reading Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health

Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores Posted on Aug 13

Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores

Es la Semana Nacional de los Centros de Salud, una oportunidad para ofrecer reconocimiento a los más de 9,000 centros de salud en el país, incluyendo los 285 centros que se encuentran justamente aquí en Massachusetts, y la labor de salvar vidas que realizan al   …Continue Reading Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable! Posted on Jul 20

The Heat is On - But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Summertime… It’s time for fun in the sun, especially after such a brutal winter! But in addition to fun, summer often brings intense heat waves. According to the CDC, on average, extreme heat causes more U.S. deaths than other natural disasters.  Heat safety is clearly   …Continue Reading The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That? Posted on Jun 23

Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?

Summer is finally here – which means teens are out of school and looking for summer jobs.  In the spirit of promoting healthy, safe jobs for our future workforce, here’s the question of the season: Can teens drive for work? Many employers, educators, parents, and   …Continue Reading Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?

Cleaning Can Be Bad for Your Health Posted on Jun 16

Cleaning Can Be Bad for Your Health

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

Tapping Into Social Media to Help Teens Recognize Workplace Safety Posted on Apr 8

Tapping Into Social Media to Help Teens Recognize Workplace Safety

On behalf of DPH and the many partners involved, congratulations to the teen winners and finalists of the 5th annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest! Last month’s award ceremony at the State House was inspiring as always. Seeing finalists and their families come together   …Continue Reading Tapping Into Social Media to Help Teens Recognize Workplace Safety

Workplace Poisonings Are Preventable – Know Your Rights! Posted on Apr 2

Workplace Poisonings Are Preventable - Know Your Rights!

“Many of the most serious hazards are the Silent Killers – the ones we can’t see…. American workers use tens of thousands of chemicals every day. While many of these chemicals are known or suspected of being harmful, only a small number are regulated in   …Continue Reading Workplace Poisonings Are Preventable – Know Your Rights!

No olvidemos la seguridad en los empleos de verano Posted on Jun 13

No olvidemos la seguridad en los empleos de verano

Por fin llegó la primavera y con esta, el acercamiento del verano. Días en la playa, partidos de los Red Sox, vacaciones. Y no hay que olvidar los empleos de verano para los jóvenes de Massachusetts. Aún recuerdo algunos de los trabajos de verano (y   …Continue Reading No olvidemos la seguridad en los empleos de verano

Não Esqueça sobre a Segurança no Emprego de Verão Posted on Jun 13

Não Esqueça sobre a Segurança no Emprego de Verão

O clima de primavera finalmente chegou – e com isso, pensamentos sobre o verão. Dias de praia, jogos dos Red Sox, férias. E não vamos esquecer, empregos de verão para os jovens de Massachusetts. Eu ainda lembro um pouco dos meus empregos de verão (e   …Continue Reading Não Esqueça sobre a Segurança no Emprego de Verão

A prevenção de quedas para melhorar a segurança dos trabalhadores da construção Posted on May 29

A prevenção de quedas para melhorar a segurança dos trabalhadores da construção

Você conhece alguém que trabalhe em construção civil?  Provavelmente, sim. Mesmo que não consiga se lembrar de alguém, sua vida foi influenciada por trabalhadores em construção civil – eles constroem e consertam nossas casas, escolas, locais de trabalho, hospitais, e rodovias. Infelizmente, todos os dias   …Continue Reading A prevenção de quedas para melhorar a segurança dos trabalhadores da construção