The House cut $337,000 of the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) budget put forward by Governor Baker.
Funding is urgently needed to enact new OSHA protections for state employees, and ensure that DLS continues its life-saving work protecting vulnerable workers, such as temporary workers.
The Commonwealth spends over $40 million each year in Workers' Comp costs – in addition to the pain and suffering of those injured on the job and the families of fallen workers.
Can we afford to have more workers injured or killed on the job?
Who to call: Your state senator: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx
What to say:In June, 2014, the legislature passed a law extending safety and health measures to executive branch employees, a groundbreaking step to preventing injury, illness and death for the Commonwealth’s workforce.
In order to be successful, the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) needs to have the resources to implement and enforce the new law.
Budget line item 7003-0200 provides $500,000 to enable DLS to implement this new law – averting painful and costly injuries, illnesses and death.
Will Senator ___________ ask Senate Ways and Means Chair Spilka to include this funding in the Senate budget?