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MOSH Standards Notice 04-2 Attachment A - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

 

TITLE 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION
Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

Chapter 21 Employee Injury and Illness Records and Reports
Authority: Labor and Employment Article,
Sections '2-106(b)(4), 5-312, and 5-702 -- 5-704,
Annotated Code of Maryland

.01 Purpose.

    A. This chapter establishes the requirements for employers in Maryland to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in accordance with federal and State law, regulations, and procedures.

   B. This chapter establishes partial exemptions for employers with ten or fewer employees and for establishments in certain industries.

.02  Incorporation by Reference.

    A.  In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference.

    B. Documents Incorporated.

         (1) 29 CFR §1904.1 (2001).

         (2) 29 CFR §1904.2 (2001).

         (3) 29 CFR §1904.3 (2001).

         (4) 29 CFR §1904.4 (2001).

         (5) 29 CFR §1904.5 (2001).

         (6) 29 CFR §1904.6 (2001).

         (7) 29 CFR §1904.7 (2001).

         (8) 29 CFR §1904.8 (2001).

         (9) 29 CFR §1904.9 (2001).

         (10) 29 CFR §1904.10 (2002).

         (11) 29 CFR §1904.11 (2001).

         (12) 29 CFR §1904.29 (2003).

         (13) 29 CFR §1904.30 (2001).

         (14) 29 CFR §1904.31 (2001).

         (15) 29 CFR §§1904.32 — 1904.35 (2001).

         (16) 29 CFR §1904.36 (2001).

         (17) 29 CFR §1904.38 (2001).

         (18) 29 CFR §1904.39 (2001).

         (19) 29 CFR §1904.40 (2001).

         (20) 29 CFR §1904.41 (2001).

         (21) 29 CFR §§1904.42 — 1904.45 (2001).

         (22) 29 CFR §1904.46 (2001).

         (23) 29 CFR §1904 Non-Mandatory Appendix A to Subpart B — Partially Exempt Industries (2001).

    C.  The following amendments apply to the documents incorporated by reference in §B of this regulation:

          (1) For 29 CFR §1904.1(a)(1), where the words "OSH Act" appear, substitute "Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act" and where "OSHA" appears, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

          (2) For 29 CFR §1904.2(a)(1), where the words "all employers must report to OSHA" appear, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

          (3) For 29 CFR §1904.3, where the words "OSHA will consider those records" and "if OSHA accepts the other agency's records" appear, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

          (4) For 29 CFR §1904.5, where the words "OSHA defines the work environment as" appear, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

         (5) For 29 CFR §1904.7, in:

               (a) Subsection (b)(2), where the words "You must report any work-related fatality to OSHA within eight (8) hours," appear, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

               (b) Subsection (b)(4)(viii), where the words "health care professional recommends a job restriction meeting OSHA's definition" appear, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

               (c) Subsection (b)(5)(iv), in each instance, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA"; and

               (d) Note to §1904.7, in each instance, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

         (6) For 29 CFR §1904.9, in:

               (a) Subsection (a), where the phrase "under the medical surveillance requirements of an OSHA standard" appears, add "or MOSH" after the word "OSHA"; and

          (b) Subsections (b)(2) and (3), where the words "MOSH's standards", "OSHA standard" or "OSHA's standards" appear, substitute "OSHA's or MOSH's standards", "OSHA or MOSH standard" or "OSHA's or MOSH's standards", respectively;

          (7) For 29 CFR §1904.10, the applicability of paragraph (b)(7) is delayed until further notice;

          (8) For 29 CFR §1904.29(b)(4), where the phrase "additional information required by OSHA" appears, substitute "OSHA or MOSH" for "OSHA";

          (9) For 29 CFR §1904.31, in subsection (b)(1), after the words "the OSH Act", add ", the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act,";

          (10) For 29 CFR §1904.36, where the words "Section 11(c) of the Act" appear, substitute "§5-604 of the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act", and where the words "OSH Act" appear, substitute "Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act";

         (11) For 29 CFR §1904.38:

               (a) In subsection (a), where the words "Basic requirement." appear, substitute "Private sector basic variance requirements.";

               (b) In subsection (a), the word "you" means "an employer as defined in §5-101(d)(1)(i) of the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act"; and

               (c) In subsection (b)(4), where the words "If I have already been cited by OSHA" appear, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

         (12) For 29 CFR 1904.39:

              (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) — (e) of this subsection, wherever the word "OSHA" appears, substitute "MOSH";

               (b) In subsection (a), where the words "Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor," appear, substitute "MOSH Central Office" and strike the last sentence;

               (c) In subsection (b)(1), substitute "MOSH Central Office" for "Area Office", "MOSH's" for "OSHA's", and substitute "MOSH toll-free emergency telephone number 1-888-257-MOSH (1-888-257-6674)" for the words "800 number";

               (d) In subsections (b)(3) and (4), except for references to "OSHA injury and illness records", wherever the word "OSHA" appears, substitute "MOSH"; and

               (e) In subsection (b)(5), where the words "OSHA Area Office director" appear, substitute "MOSH Assistant Commissioner";

          (13) For 29 CFR §1904.40, wherever the word "OSHA" appears, substitute "MOSH";

         (14) For 29 CFR §1904.41, in:

               (a) Subsection (b)(1):

                    (i) Where it provides "No, each year, OSHA" substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

                    (ii) Where it provides "injury and illness data to OSHA" substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA";

               (b) Subsection (b)(3), where it provides "OSHA may inform you" substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA"; and

               (c) Subsection (b)(5), wherever the word "OSHA's" appears, substitute "MOSH's";

          (15) In 29 CFR §1904.46, for the definition of "You.", substitute "You means an employer as defined in §5-101(d) of the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act"; and

          (16) In 29 CFR §1904 Non-Mandatory Appendix A to Subpart B — Partially Exempt Industries, where the words "must report to OSHA any workplace incident" appear, substitute "MOSH" for "OSHA."

.03  Survey.

Upon receipt of an Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Survey form, an employer shall promptly complete and return the form in accordance with the instructions.

.04  Variance Procedure for Record Keeping.

     A. State or Local Government Employers. The Commissioner shall consider an application for variance from the record keeping and reporting requirements by a State or local government employer consistent with COMAR 09.12.20.17, and subject to the approval of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

     B. Private Sector Employers. MOSH may not issue a variance to a private sector employer and shall recognize all variances issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Administrative History

Effective date: July 5, 1993 (20:13 Md. R. 1047)
     Regulation .09A amended effective January 15, 1996 (23:1 Md. R. 23)
     Regulation .09B amended effective August 29, 1994 (21:17 Md. R. 1439)
     Regulation .10 adopted effective June 30, 1997 (24:13 Md. R. 930)

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Regulations .01—.10 repealed and new Regulations .01—.04 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 12, 2002 (29:5 Md. R. 499); adopted permanently effective May 13, 2002 (29:9 Md. R. 744)

Regulation .02B, C amended effective February 17, 2003 (30:3 Md. R. 179); January 5, 2004 (30:26 Md. R. 1913)

 
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