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, corrections and amendments related to Respiratory Protection; Mechanical Power Presses; Scaffold
Specifications; Correction and Technical Amendment, 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926, published in 77 FR 46948 — 46950
(August 7, 2012), as amended. This action was considered by the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Advisory
Board pursuant to a meeting held on September 5, 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 correct the OSHA medical evaluation questionnaire in Appendix C of its Respiratory
Protection Standard by removing the term “fits” in a question; correct the OSHA Standard on Mechanical Power Presses
for general industry by restoring requirements that were removed inadvertently from the regulatory text; and correct
a cross reference made in two paragraphs in Appendix A to Subpart L of its Scaffold Standard for Construction.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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