A major component of the MOSH program, the Compliance unit is the enforcement
arm of MOSH. The Compliance unit is responsible for ensuring that employers meet their duty under
the MOSH Act to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees. The Compliance unit is
managed from its headquarters in Hunt Valley and maintains regional offices in Easton and
Hagerstown. We have partnered with The Maryland Emergency Management Agency's (MEMA) Maryland
Joint Operations Center (MJOC) to take our emergency calls (1-888-257-6674) involving fatalities
and Imminent danger situations. This helps ensure that our Compliance staff is available around
the clock to respond appropriately to emergency situations.
The first inspection priority is the investigation of a fatality or catastrophe. Employers are
required to report these accidents to MOSH within 8 hours. The next priority is serious
accidents and valid employee complaints, followed by targeted industry
inspections of high hazard industries, and finally, general schedule inspections.
Violations may result in the imposition of civil penalties for serious hazards. When warranted, cases are referred to
the State's Attorney for possible criminal prosecution.
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Labor and Industry
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
10946 Golden West Drive
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Directions to the Hunt Valley Training Center