Governing Law and Regulations
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.
• Administration and enforcement. The ...