(1) General. The Director, upon determination that there is a violation of any work place standard which compromises the protection of the general public or the occupational health and safety of workers, or of any standard or requirement for licensure, may order any worksite to be closed by way of the issuance of a cease and desist order enforceable in the appropriate courts of the Commonwealth. For purposes of such cease and desist orders, the worksite may include the area where asbestos-related work is being performed and other areas of the facility which the Director determines may be hazardous to the health and safety of workers and the general public as a result of such asbestos work.

(2) Form and Content of Order. Cease and Desist Orders shall be in writing and shall, at a minimum, contain the following:

(a) A description of the premises or work area to which the order applies;

(b) Violations serving as the basis for issuing the order; and

(c) Any conditions that must be met or remedial action to be taken before the order can be lifted.

(3) Issuance of Cease and Desist Orders. A cease and desist order shall be effective immediately upon delivery in hand or by certified mail to any Responsible Person or agent of the contractor or entity performing the work. A copy of the order shall also be delivered in hand or by certified mail to the facility owner or his or her agent. A party objecting to such order must comply with such order but may make a written request for a hearing pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A within ten days following service of the order.

(4) Posting of the Work Site. At the time the cease and desist order becomes effective, the Director shall cause the work site to be conspicuously posted, such posting to contain the content of the cease and desist order and any other information the Director determines necessary to secure the work site and to adequately warn of hazards. Notices shall remain posted until the order is lifted.

(5) Access to Closed Work Site. Access to the work site closed by a cease and desist order shall be restricted to persons authorized by the Director.