Department of Labor Standards (DLS)

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.

Who we serve

DLS protects workers through education and training, workplace safety/health consultation and assessment, occupational injury and illness data collection and analysis, and consistent, responsible administration and enforcement of its statutes and regulations. DLS supports employers and strengthens the Commonwealth's communities and economy.

Recent news & announcements from Department of Labor Standards


OSHA Safety Training for Public Sector 

5/24/2018 Department of Labor Standards

Highlights of Updated Law M.G.L. c. 149 §6½


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