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Maryland OSHA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Act, Maryland Code Annotated, Labor and Employment (Md. Code Ann., Lab. and Emp.) 5-101 to 5-901, and regulations at Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 09.12.20 to 09.12.91

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Employee injury and illness records and reports: COMAR 09.12.21

Public sector:

Public sector definition: Md. Code Ann., Lab. and Emp. 5-101

Public sector injury and illness recordkeeping: COMAR 09.12.20.17 and COMAR 09.12.21.04

Regulatory Agency

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) Division of Labor and Industry Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Maryland is a "state plan" state, which means it has been given authority by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to implement a state regulatory program for occupational safety and health. Maryland has adopted the federal safety and health standards by reference and has added requirements for hazard communication, confined spaces, and construction crane operations that are stricter than federal rules. Both public (state and local government offices and operations) and private sector employers must comply with the state's workplace safety and health regulations. The state has adopted illness and injury reporting variances for public sector workplaces.

See the national section OSHA for a review of federal rules and the state sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD and MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for an explanation of state worker right-to-know requirements.

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