This section contains resources that auto shop owners, managers, and employees may find helpful as they work to be the best business they can be. To learn more about the Safe Shops Program or request a training, please call the Environmental Health Office at 617-534-5965,
Part 1: Permits, Welding, Storage: The Safe Shops training video introduction, including sections on permits, welding, storage and responsibility to your neighbors.
Part 2: Painting and Health Impacts: Safe Shops training video on safety practices and health impacts of auto body painting and sanding.
Part 3: Housekeeping and Flammables: Safe Shops training video on proper storage and housekeeping of hazardous materials and flammable substances.
The Safe Shop Toolbox is an educational kit for workers, managers, and owners in auto businesses. On this page, you may download the complete Safe Shop Toolbox or individual fact sheets in both Spanish and English. The Safe Shop Toolbox is also available in laminated format from the Boston Public Health Commission's Environmental Health Office. To request a copy, contact the Environmental Health Office at 617-534-5965. (Toolbox esta disponible en Español y Ingles)
Auto Body Best Practices
Housekeeping and Safety
Mechanical Repair Best Practices
Permits and Licenses
Personal Protective Equipment
Recycling and Waste Reduction
Safe Shops Tool Box Cover
Useful Local Phone Numbers
Worker Training and Right to Know
If you would like to learn more about the Safe Shops Program, or if you own an auto shop and would like to request a training from one of our outreach workers, please contact the Environmental Health Office at 617-534-5965. Training is available in Spanish and English.