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MOSH Standards Notice 03-2 (Revised) - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

 
TO: All MOSH Personnel
 
FROM: Cheryl Kammerman, Assistant Commissioner
 
SUBJECT: Adoption and Enforcement of Amendments, Additions and Revisions to 29 CFR 1926.200 – 1926.203 Safety Standards for Signs, Signals, and Barricades
 
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 10, 2003 through April 14, 2003 (Emergency Action)
April 14, 2003 (Final Action)
 
DATE: March 10, 2003
Revised April 7, 2003
 

A.  Background

  1. On September 12, 2002, OSHA issued a final rule amending its occupational safety and health standard relating to signs, signals, and barricades (29 CFR 1926.200 – 1926.203). This final rule incorporates by reference recent amendments, additions, and revisions to the Safety Standards for Signs, Signals, and Barricades to require that traffic control signs, signals, and barricades or devices protecting workers conform to Part VI of either the 1988 Edition of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), with 1993 revisions (Revision 3) (see Attachment B) or the Millennium Edition of the FHWA MUTCD (Millennium Edition) (see Attachment C), instead of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) D6.1-1971, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (1971 MUTCD), and to make certain editorial changes.
     
  2. Effective January 10, 2003, the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review granted emergency status to the incorporation by reference under COMAR 09.12.31 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act – Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards, the amendments, additions, and revisions under 29 CFR 1926.200 – 1926.203 relating to Safety Standards for Signs, Signals, and Barricades.
     
  3. On March 11, 2003, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry adopted through incorporation by reference under COMAR 09.12.31 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act – Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards, the amendments, additions, and revisions under 29 CFR 1926.200 – 1926.203 relating to Safety Standards for Signs, Signals and Barricades.
     

B.  Action

  1. MOSH Compliance personnel will enforce the adopted changes as provided in Attachments A, B and C.
  2. MOSH Supervisors will hold appropriate training sessions in each region to review the standard’s requirements.

cc: Deputy Commissioner Keith Goddard
Jonathan R. Krasnoff, Deputy Counsel, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Office of Administrative Hearings

 
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