The Safe Shops Project has expanded its scope and model to reach out to other businesses that have occupational and environmental risks. Click here to read the Boston Globe article about how Safe Shops will be applied to nail salons in Boston
Model Community for Toxics Use Reduction:
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute recognized the Boston Public Health Commission's Safe Shops Project as a Model Community for pollution prevention. In 2007, with support from the TURI community grant program, the Safe Shops worked with selected auto repair shops to adopt safer alternatives to perchloroethylene (PCE)-based aerosol brake cleaners. They also worked with auto body and paint shops to replace toluene, xylene and acetone used to clean paint spray guns. To find out more about the pilot project and to download related materials, please click here:
Journal of Environmental Health
The Safe Shops Project was featured in the July / August 2007 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Click here to read "The Boston Safe Shops Project-Preliminary Findings of a Case Study in Applying the 10 Essential Services of Public Health to Building Environmental Health Capacity".
Damage Report Magazine
As a result of the Safe Shop Tool Box press release, the Damage Report featured the program in its December 2005 issue. You can read it here.
Safe Shops Newsletters: The Safe Shops Project has celebrated the various environmental successes and featured local shops modelling environmental leadership in Safe Shops Newsletters. These can be donloaded at the bottom of the page.