Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation's (DLLR) Rules:
Who Is Covered?: Maryland Code Annotated, Labor and Employment (Md. Code Ann., Lab. and Emp.) 5-403
Chemical information list (CIL): Md. Code Ann., Lab. and Emp. 5-405; Md. Code Ann., Lab. and Emp. 5-406; and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 09.12.33
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) Division of Labor and Industry Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
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; that is, it has its own federally approved workplace safety and health regulatory program. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) has incorporated by reference the federal hazard communication standard to conform to the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The state has also adopted its own requirements that are stricter than federal requirements for who is covered and the chemical information list (CIL).
For a comprehensive review of the federal rule, see the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD.
• Administration and enforcement. MOSH administers and enforces all workplace requirements in both public and private sector workplaces. CILs must be sent to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), which will evaluate them for compliance. The MDE will give MOSH notice of any noncompliance with CIL requirements
Who Is Covered?
Md. Code Ann., Lab. and Emp. 5-403