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  • falls


    Learn how to protect your workers from falls

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  • Slide 2

    Are you working for a staffing agency?

    Find out more information about the Temporary Workers Right to Know Law.

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  • Slide 3

    New Deleading Notification Form

    Learn how to submit your notification forms electronically.

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  • lead safe renovation

    Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule)

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  • AHERA Schools

    Asbestos in Schools

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  • Workplace Safety and Health Program

    Workplace Safety and Health Program

    Preventing workplace injuries among public sector workers.

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The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards is to promote and protect workers' safety and health, wages and working conditions, and to support employers and workers in the utilization of apprenticeship as a workforce development tool. 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.