- Department of Labor Standards
Media Contact for Notice of Public Hearing regarding COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations
John Ronan, General Counsel
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
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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 email@example.com .