Report Exposure: Department of Public Health

Phone: 617-624-5632
Report Online:

Pesticide Reporting Requirements

Required to Report: Yes
Timeframe to Report Injury or Exposure: 10 Days
Who is Required to Report?: Physicians, Hospitals, Other health professionals.
Additional Info:

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services Occupational Disease and Injury website for more information on occupational disease reporting.You may also view the state's Occupational Injury Reporting Brochure for more inforamtion about reporting. 

Coverage for Farm Workers: Required
Limitations: None. Farmworkers are not separately mentioned in statute.
Statute: Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. 152 ยง 1(4) (2012) ("farm laborers" are not excluded from definition of "employee" and history indicates the exclusion was removed)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Yes
Case Law: Brambila v. Chase-Walton Elastomers, Inc., 11 Mass. Workers' Comp. Rep. 410 (1997) (holding that being an illegal alien was not an absolute bar on receiving workers' compensation and worker who misrepresented his status to gain employment was entitled to workers' comp benefits).
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: There is no case law answering this question.