- On July 12, 2005, 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, a revision of the regulatory
text of the Methylenedianiline (MDA) Standard for Construction,
29 CFR §1926.60 published in 69 FR 70373 (December, 6 2004).
This action, which was proposed for adoption in 32:11 Md. R.
988 (May 27, 2005), has been adopted as proposed. This action
was recommended to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry by
the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board pursuant
to a meeting held on January 5, 2005, notice of which was given
in accordance with State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated
Code of Maryland.
- In November 2002, OSHA published a final rule entitled "Exit
Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention Plans",
67 FR 67949 (2002). The action was taken, in part, to clarify
and make consistent provisions regarding emergency action plans
and fire prevention plans in several general industry standards.
At that time, OSHA separated the requirements for emergency
action plans and fire protection plans into two separate sections,
29 CFR §§1910.38 and 1910.39, respectively.
Several general industry health standards were revised at that
time to reflect the change, including the general industry standard
for MDA. The same provision in the MDA Standard for Construction
(29 CFR §1926.60) was not similarly revised at that time. Since
OSHA intended to revise all health standards to reflect the
change, OSHA is accordingly correcting the MDA Construction
Standard to make it consistent with the revised language in
the other health standards.
- MOSH Compliance and Consultation Supervisors shall ensure
that Compliance Officers are provided training 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 R. Krasnoff, Deputy Counsel, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
Office of Administrative Hearings