When the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) was passed in 1970, the law made it an option for states to provide OSHA protections to their public employees. Massachusetts did not exercise that option.
This coalition works to ensure that the newly passed Temp Worker Right to Know Act achieves its goal of protection temp workers from abusive working conditions. The coalition meets monthly to coordinate temp worker outreach, educating and organizing efforts.
The MassCOSH Legal Committee brings together Massachusetts lawyers to support MassCOSH's efforts to acheive safe and healthy workplaces. The group meets at least twice a year to share ideas, best practices and networks.