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The mission of the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) is to promote and protect workers' safety, health, wages and working conditions. In collaboration with public and private entities, DLS protects workers by means of education and training, workplace safety and health consultation and assessment, occupational injury and illness data collection and analysis, and consistent and responsible administration and enforcement of its statutes and regulations. DLS carries out its objectives in a manner that supports employers and strengthens the Commonwealth's communities and economy. In addition, DLS also promotes, develops and services registered apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth through its Division of Apprenticeship Training (DAT).