DLS conducts inspections of public employee work sites which have a high injury rate or which conduct high-hazard activities. DLS may also conduct a site inspection after a work-related accident to assist public entities develop preventive action. High hazard activities include, but are not limited to aerial lift truck operation, trenching, and lockout-tagout. The Inspection will include:
- Opening conference
- Site walkthrough
- Closing conference
- A written report:
- If a condition is observed that could cause worker injury, a Written Warning will be issued, with an order to correct the condition. If the employer does not the correct condition(s) identified in the report within the timeframe specified, a civil penalty may be issued by DLS.
- A civil penalty, up to $1,000 per violation, may be issued by DLS, pursuant to MGL c. 149, §6.
- For more information about WSHP inspections, click on this link: Workplace Safety and Health Program Inspection Summary