MassCOSH Reports

Who's Sick at School

Linking poor school conditions and health disparities for Boston's children.

Window Washer Fatality Assessment

Since 2004, three Massachusetts workers have been killed, three
severely burned and dozens of homes destroyed as a result of fires caused by
highly flammable and toxic wood floor finshing chemicals. This report
investigates the causes of this problem and provides concrete

Floor Finishing Hazards

Wood floor sanding and finishing can expose workers, building occupants, homeowners, and residents of surrounding neighborhood to a variety of health and safety hazards.

Teens and Workplace Violence

Homicide is one of the leading causes of work-related deaths in the country.
And most teens have never received training for robberies, theft or dealing
with angry customers. MassCOSH youth peer leaders investigate the problem of workplace violence and offer solutions.

Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

This manual was developed to assist primary care providers in understanding
and helping prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.

Workplace Violence

Text coming soon.

Dying for Work

Seventy­-six workers in Massachusetts lost their lives on the job in 2006 –
most suffered fatal injuries at work. This annual report reviews the toll
of work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses on the Commonwealth of

TURI Survey

Labor won a groundbreaking legislative victorysummer 2005 requiring the state to
provide information on replacing toxic chemicals with safer alternatives for 5 toxic

TURI Report

The study looked at the technical and economic feasibility of using the safer alternatives and provided a comparison of the environmental, health and safety characteristics as they apply to workers, consumers and the environment.