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


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.


  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