In August 2008, the AGO issued "An Advisory from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Fair Labor Division on Chapter 306 of the Acts of 2004, An Act Relative to the Health and Safety on Public Construction Projects, 2008/2."

Chapter 306 of the Acts of 2004, An Act Relative to the Health and Safety on Public Construction Projects, (the "Act") requires employees who work on public construction sites in Massachusetts to have completed a 10 hour course in construction safety approved by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and requires employers to certify that employees will do this. The Advisory provides guidance on which employees must have the OSHA training and how employees can demonstrate they have taken the training, the documents employers need to submit to comply and the manner in which the Attorney General will enforce the Act. The Advisory was issued after extensive meetings and discussion with stakeholders in the construction industry and with unions.

To view the new advisory: