In the six years from 2008 through 2013, 356 workers died on the job in Massachusetts. This is about one worker every five days! The MDPH CFOI and MA FACE projects developed this infographic to illustrate these tragic worker deaths and to underscore the human costs …Continue Reading Some Workers Face Higher Risk of Injury – But Employers Can Make a Difference
Wellness programs are good for business. They can lead to better performing workers, lower absenteeism and decreased healthcare and insurance costs. Now, small businesses can be rewarded for these efforts! The Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit Incentive gives small businesses in Massachusetts a state tax credit …Continue Reading Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces
Extreme heat events are one of the most common causes of weather-related deaths in the United States – and the number of heat-related deaths is rising. More frequent and severe heat waves are likely to occur as climate change continues to change weather patterns. These …Continue Reading Climate and Health: We Track That!
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is helping us understand the relationship between our water and our health. Improving our understanding of this relationship will help us protect our water and save lives. We all need clean, safe water. Drinking water from a private …Continue Reading Water: We Track That!
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included one Determination of Need (DoN) request followed by informational updates on several pending proposed amendments to public health regulations. First, the Council took up a DoN request from North Shore Medical Center, Inc. for approval of …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 13th Public Health Council Meeting
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT) is helping us understand more about the relationship between children’s health and the environment. The environment affects children differently than adults. Because their bodies are still growing, children are at greater risk if they are exposed to …Continue Reading Children’s Environmental Health: We Track That!
Community design refers to all the elements of a community that are human-made and form the physical characteristics of that community. This includes buildings (schools, workplaces, and homes), roads, parks, recreation areas and transportation systems. The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT) contains data …Continue Reading Community Design: We Track That!
Check out the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network! The Tracking Network is helping us better understand the relationship between health and air pollution. For example, asthma is a disease that can affect your lungs and make breathing difficult. In the United States, about 25 …Continue Reading Outdoor Air Pollution: We Track That!
The Environmental Toxicology Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health has developed a climate assessment approach that leverages the combined resources of the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) tool and the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework. The approach actively engages stakeholders …Continue Reading Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) & Climate Change
POP QUIZ: Deli slicers – How hard can they be to use? Everyone seems to have story about someone being cut at work while using a deli slicer*. If you don’t have one yourself, ask a friend or colleague—they almost certainly do. And more often …Continue Reading Getting Hurt is Not in Your Job Description
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