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09.12.31 - Division of Labor and Industry - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 10,
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

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

09.12.31 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act — Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §§2-106(b)(4) and 5-312(b), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[13-135-P]

The Commissioner of Labor and Industry proposes to adopt, through incorporation by reference under COMAR 09.12.31 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act — Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards, corrections and amendments relating to Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection, 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926, excluding Parts 1915, 1917, and 1918, published in 77 FR 37587—37600 (June 22, 2012), as amended. This direct final rule was originally published on June 22, 2012 and became effective on September 20, 2012.

This action was considered by the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board pursuant to a meeting held on September 5, 2012, notice of which was given in accordance with State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to revise consensus standards for head protection referenced in the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of a number of OSHA standards. This action updates the references in OSHA’s standards to recognize the 2009 edition of the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, and deletes the 1986 edition of that national consensus standard because it is out of date.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is a corresponding federal standard to this proposed action, but the proposed action is not more restrictive or stringent.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Debbie Stone, Regulations Coordinator, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Division of Labor and Industry, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 606, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-2225, or email to dstone@dllr.state.md.us, or fax to 410-767-2986. Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

SS-1. Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry and Construction.
  (1) — (6) text unchanged.
  (7) All amendments and revisions to 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926, excluding Parts 1915, 1917, and 1918, that appear in the Federal Register on June 22, 2012 (77 FR 37587—37600) are adopted by reference, as amended. Effective date: July 8, 2013

J. RONALD DEJULIIS
Commissioner of Labor and Industry