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Massachusetts Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Thus, the federal OSH Act governs private sector workplaces. Public sector employers (state, county, and municipal governments) must comply with the requirements of the state's worker right-to-know law concerning hazardous chemicals. There are no state monetary penalties associated with the worker right-to-know law for public sector workplaces.

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Administration and enforcement. Federal OSHA implements and enforces all job safety and health regulations for the private sector workplace in Massachusetts. For the public sector, DLWD administers those parts of the state law that relate to the dissemination of information pertaining to toxic or hazardous substances, granting certain waivers, and trade secrets.


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