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State Law Sets Minimum Workplace Temperatures

The Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety has established acceptable minimum temperatures for workplaces, restaurants, schools and entertainment facilities.

Massachusetts General Law Section 113, Chapter 149 requires all work establishments to maintain acceptable minimum temperatures between September 15 and May 15.

Minimum Acceptable Temperature Between September 15 – May 15
Type of Establishment Temperature
Factories60º-62º F
Foundries50º-60º F
Machine Shops60º-62º F
Offices66º-68º F
Public Buildings60º-68º F
Restaurants62º-66º F
Schools66º-68º F
Stores65º F
Theaters62º-65º F

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