§ 28-18-7. Investigations and inspections Communicable diseases.
The director of labor and training shall enforce and administer the provisions of this chapter and the director or his or her authorized representative is directed to investigate and gather data regarding wages, hours, and working conditions in the homework industry in this state and is empowered to enter and inspect those places and records and investigate those matters as he or she deems appropriate to aid in the enforcement of this chapter. The director of labor and training shall inspect every home in which industrial homework is permitted and the materials issued to the industrial homeworker. If the inspection discloses that the home is not clean, the director of labor and training shall order the tenant to immediately clean it. If the inspection discloses that the home is in an unsanitary condition, or that there is an infectious or communicable disease, he or she shall immediately notify the state department of health and the local public health officials. The director of labor and training shall report to each local health officer the names and addresses of all industrial homeworkers in his or her city or town, and the local health officer shall notify the director of labor and training within twenty-four (24) hours of any cases of communicable or infectious disease in the industrial homeworkers' homes. The director of labor and training shall order employers to suspend the distribution of homework to those homes until further notice.
(P.L. 1936, ch. 2328, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 293, § 3; P.L. 1948, ch. 2110, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 28-18-7.)