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Press Release Notice of Public Hearing regarding COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

For immediate release:
9/15/2020
  • Department of Labor Standards

Media Contact for Notice of Public Hearing regarding COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

John Ronan, General Counsel

MassachusettsNotice of Public Hearing regarding COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

Notice is hereby given pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §2, that the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, in conjunction with the Department of Labor Standards (DLS), will hold a public hearing on proposed COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations 454 CMR 31.00. The purpose of the regulations is to establish a uniform set of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules for all enterprises operating brick and mortar premises across the Commonwealth to ensure that all enterprises adopt appropriate health and safety measures to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. and attendance shall be by live video and or telephonic access. This is the information for accessing the meeting:

Public Hearing - COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

Hosted by Michael Flanagan

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 10:00 am | 3 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting number: 171 496 4736

Password: DLS1COVIDRegs

https://statema.webex.com/statema/j.php?MTID=m3620d3b7e96ee467caeb5386acedc485

 

Join by video system

Dial 1714964736@statema.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

 

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Access code: 171 496 4736

The Department encourages all interested parties, including those who testify at the public hearing, to submit written testimony electronically to dlsFeedback@state.ma.us. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document and type the regulation number (454 CMR 31.00) and name of the regulation (COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulation) in the subject line of the email. All submitted testimony must include the sender’s full name and address. The Department will post all electronic testimony that complies with these instructions on its website. Parties who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail submissions to: Office of the General Counsel, Department of Labor Standards, 19 Staniford Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02114. All written or oral comments submitted to the Department may be posted on the Department’s website and released in response to a request for public records. All written testimony must be received by Thursday, October 15, 2019 at 5:00pm.

A copy of the proposed Regulations may be viewed on the Government’s website or obtained from the Office of the General Counsel at john.ronan@mass.gov .

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Media Contact for Notice of Public Hearing regarding COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

Department of Labor Standards 

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) promotes and protects workers' safety/health, wages, and working conditions, and supports the use of apprenticeship as a tool for workforce development.
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