PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 6,
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
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
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, a technical amendment to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Corrections and Technical
Amendment, 29 CFR Part 1910, published in 77 FR 19933 — 19934 (April 3, 2012), as amended. This action was
considered by the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board pursuant to a meeting held on
May 2, 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 make a technical amendment to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard by moving
the rule’s paragraph on sharps injury log requirements from paragraph (i), entitled “Dates,” to paragraph (h), entitled
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 email@example.com,
or fax to 410-767-2986. Comments will be accepted through April 22, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
J. RONALD DEJULIIS
Commissioner of Labor and Industry