Blasting operations are among the most risky activities in the contracting sector. Operators in Massachusetts may seek permitting where "one time" work is accomplished or they may alternatively file a Massachusetts blasting operations blanket surety bond. While local municipalities retain authority, Chapter 149, Section 20A, allows a blasting contractor to avoid multiple applications and filing fees. Per the Department of Fire Services each applicant must produce, "Evidence of valid liability insurance coverage in the form of a certificate issued by the insurance agency listing the name and claims representative, providing general liability in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate coverage." In addition to the surety bond.
The Massachusetts blasting operations blanket bond must be issued to the Commonwealth in the amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000). The surety bond guarantees reimbursement for those losses, damages or injuries that might persons or property might suffer as a result of blasting work. The licensing statute also requires most operators to maintain an explosives magazine and a license to sell explosives, both of which must also be permitted. The blasting bond may be construed to guarantee failure to comply with any of the rules regulate these as well. The Massachusetts explosive user's certificate is required and most operators will need to file with the BATF as well. The Department instructs candidates to submit to:
Department of Fire Services
P.O. Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775
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