DLLR's Division of Labor and Industry

 

MOSH Standards Notice 12-4 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

   
Subject: COMAR 09.12.28 Tree Care and Removal
 
Effective Date: September 3, 2012
 
Issuance Date: October 15, 2012
 
Reference: None
 
Purpose: The purpose of this action is to provide a safety standard to address hazards in tree care and removal.
 
Scope: This Instruction is MOSH-wide
 
Contact: Chief of MOSH Compliance Services
See MOSH Website for Current Information
 
By and Under the Authority of: Eric M. Uttenreither, Assistant Commissioner
 

Background

On August 14, 2012, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry adopted new Regulations .01 - .07 under a new chapter, COMAR 09.12.28 Tree Care and Removal. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 39:13 Md. R. 791-797 (June 29, 2012), has been adopted as proposed. This regulation became effective on September 3, 2012.

Action

  1. MOSH compliance personnel shall enforce these new regulations relating to tree care and removal.
  2. MOSH Compliance and Consultation Supervisors shall ensure that training sessions are conducted on the contents of this notice.

cc: J. Ronald DeJuliis, Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Craig D. Lowry, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Jonathan Krasnoff, Assistant Attorney General
Office of Administrative Hearings