Massachusetts Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Massachusetts state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state safety and hazardous materials motor carriers regulations.

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Massachusetts is not a “state plan” state; it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Thus, the federal safety and health rules govern private sector workplaces. The state may investigate public sector workplaces (county and municipal government) to ensure compliance with its policy that public sector employers must follow federal workplace safety and health rules.

See the national INSPECTIONS analysis for a discussion of federal inspection rules.

See the TABLE for state agency inspection requirements for hazardous materials transportation and for state safety agency inspection requirements.

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) administers and enforces the inspection requirements under the state’s hazardous materials motor carriers regulations.

The Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS), in cooperation with the Attorney General’s office, administers and enforces the inspection requirements under the state’s workplace safety and occupational health rules for public sector workplaces. The DLS conducts inspections of public sector workplaces under the state’s hazard communication (worker right-to-know) law.

State Requirements
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Hazardous materials – Motor carriers527 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 8.03 Transport vehicles used in the transportation of flammable or combustible liquids are subject to inspection by the DFS, the head of the fire department, or his designee.
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