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Safe Shops Toolkit for Communities

For more than three years, the Safe Shops Project has partnered with auto repair and body shops, community groups, health centers, and city agencies to address health disparities in communities that are overburdened with toxic chemical exposure. By providing these agencies with valuable resources at no cost, such as environmental and workplace safety trainings, health screenings, and financial and technical assistance, we help to build partnerships between residents and their auto shop neighbors.

The Safe Shops Tool Kit provides other communities, who are also working toward goals of environmental health and pollution prevention in auto shops, the tools and resources necessary to start or complement current initiatives. The purpose of this Tool Kit is to describe the Safe Shops outreach strategies and successes and provide the resources to help neighborhoods pro-actively address auto shop pollution prevention.

The Tool Kit is divided into topics ranging from the "Safe Shops Case Study" to "Providing Incentives." Materials provided in the Tool Kit include flyers, educational and outreach materials, and other useful resources. Links to all resource documents can be found on the right hand sidebar of each topic page.

Program Videos

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 Shops Tool Box: For Auto Shops 
The Safe Shop Tool Box is an educational kit for workers, managers, and owners in auto businesses. On this page, you may download the complete Safe Shop Tool Box or individual fact sheets in both Spanish and English.   The Safe Shop Tool Box is also available in laminated format. To request a copy, contact the Environmental Hazards Program at 617-534-5966. (Todas las factsheets vienen en Español y Ingles)

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