Division of Labor and Industry


MOSH Standards Notice 14-2 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

Subject: Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standard; Head Protection
Effective Date: August 5, 2013
Issuance Date: October 1, 2013
Cancellation: None
Expiration: Effective until replaced by a new Notice.
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Standard for Industrial Head Protection, and deletes the 1986 edition of that national consensus standard because it is out of date.
Scope: 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 July 16, 2013, 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, 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 action, which was proposed for adoption in 40:10 Md. R. 929 (May 17, 2013), has been adopted.


  1. Supervisors shall ensure that this notice is reviewed with all compliance officers and consultants.
  2. MOSH compliance and consultation personnel shall become familiar with and abide by all changes.

cc: J. Ronald DeJuliis, Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Jonathan Krasnoff, Assistant Attorney General
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