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Over the years that Safe Shops has been offering trainings, certain shops have risen to the top of environmental leadership and inquired about the availability of safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.  Others have sought to buy newer equipment that focuses on worker safety and pollution prevention. 

It is important that the Safe Shops Project offers a variety of ways that shops can improve neighborhood conditions and worker health.  In order to provide useful materials, Safe Shops staff had to do homework and rely on some wonderful and already existing educational tools. 

Many times staff has supplied shop owners and workers with fact sheets from the EPA Design For Environment Program or watched videos with them on a lap top from the California Department of Toxics Substances Control.  There are many excellent existing resources that are outlined in the table below.

​Tool Name​Information
Safe Shops Toolbox​​Created by the BPHC Safe Shops Project.  Useful pollution prevention guide as a leave behind for shop owners and staff.  The Toolbox outlines compliance requirements and resources.

Auto Shop Pollution Prevention Video Protecting Your Environment, Your Employees, and Your Business

Click here to view the Safe Shop training video on YouTube​. The video is also available on DVD and VHS format in both English and Spanish. Contact the Environmental Hazards Program at 617-534-5966 to request a copy.
US EPA Design for the Environment Auto Refinishing Best Practices Kit ​Best practices kit for auto sh​op owners and workers​ for their staff. The vendor contacts are especially useful. 
Auto Report and Fleet Maintenance Pollution Prevention ​​Downloadable fact sheets and videos on pollution prevention in the auto repair industry. ​


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