US Dept of Labor

Occupational Safety & Health AdministrationWe Can Help

Maryland State Plan

Maryland State Plan

Maryland State Plan

[Maryland State Plan Website]
Overview
  • Initial Approval: June 28, 1973
  • State Plan Certification: February 6, 1980
  • 18(e) Final Approval: July 18, 1985

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) State Plan is part of the Maryland Division of Labor and Industry. MOSH is headed by the Commissioner. Its main office is located in Hunt Valley, Maryland with field office locations in Easton, Maryland, and Hagerstown, Maryland.

Jurisdiction

MOSH has jurisdiction over all public and private sector workplaces in the state with the exception of federal employees; the United States Postal Service; private sector maritime activities (shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring); and military bases which are covered under OSHA jurisdiction.

Unique State Plan Standards

MOSH has adopted all OSHA standards that would relate to public and private sector employer operations. MOSH incorporates federal standards by reference. Therefore, the state and federal standards are identical. MOSH has adopted the following unique standards:

  • Toxic Chemical Handling and Exposure
  • Agriculture
Enforcement Programs

MOSH compliance is responsible for the enforcement of its safety and health standards. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of MOSH regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and worker complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement in Maryland can be found on the Maryland State Plan website.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

MOSH offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. MOSH also offers on-site consultation services which help employers - both public and private - comply with MOSH or OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Maryland State Plan website.

Informal Conferences and Appeals

MOSH conducts informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. When a citation is contested, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry may appoint a Hearing Examiner to hold a hearing. For more information on these proceedings, please visit the Maryland State Plan website.

Contact Information

Maryland Division of Labor and Industry
  • Thomas J. Meighen, Commissioner
  • 1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 606
  • Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2206
  • (410) 767-2241
  • (410) 767-2986
  • Thomas J. Meighen
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
  • 10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
  • Hunt Valley, MD 21031
  • Michael Penn, Acting Assistant Commissioner
  • 10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
  • Hunt Valley, MD 21031
  • (410) 527-2062
  • (410) 527-4481
  • Mischelle Vanreusel, Program Manager
  • (410) 527-2064
  • (410) 527-4483
  • Mike Penn, Chief of Compliance
  • (410) 527-2062
  • (410) 527-4482

Disclaimer

OSHA makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA's control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.

Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close