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Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) - Division of Labor and Industry

Maryland Occupation Safety and Health (MOSH)

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MOSH's mission is to promote and assure workplace safety and health while reducing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. MOSH achieves its mission through various means, including inspections, consultation services, compliance assistance, outreach, education, and cooperative programs. By accomplishing our mission MOSH saves lives, enhances the quality of life of working people, and contributes to the economic vitality of the State.

Special Announcements

Heat Stress
Title 5, Subtitle 12 of the Labor and Employment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Chapter 308, Laws of 2020 (House Bill 722) – Heat Stress Standards, requires the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, in consultation with the MOSH Advisory Board, to develop and adopt regulations by October 1, 2022 to protect employees from heat-related stress in the workplace.

  • Members of the public are invited to share their input and provide feedback on the development and adoption of regulations to protect employees from heat-related stress in the workplace.
  • Interested parties may submit written feedback to

There are educational and training materials, including a free heat safety tool app from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are located on Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA’s) website:
OSHA Heat Stress Information and Materials

Safe + Sound Week: August 15 - 21, 2022
Safe + Sound week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. 

Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help develop your safety program, energize and existing one, or provide a chance to recognize safety successes.

All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 5,300 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety. 

For further information on Safe + Sound Week and a variety of resources, visit
OSHA Safe + Sound Week 2022.

Overview of MOSH and Consultation Services

This video provides an overview of MOSH and our free Consultation Services

Report a Fatality/Imminent Danger
Business Hours: 410-527-4499
After Hours: 1-888-257-6674


MOSH is one of 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, and is funded with federal and special funds.  Section 18 of the OSH Act encourages states to develop and operate their own job safety and health programs.

MOSH staff develop and propose rules and regulations, with the assistance of the MOSH Advisory Board, to prevent injuries and occupational diseases in every occupation or place of employment in Maryland.

MOSH has jurisdiction over all public and private sector workplaces in Maryland with the following exceptions:

  • An employee of the federal government or its units
  • An employee whose occupational safety and health is protected under:
    • The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
    • The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
    • The Atomic Energy Act of 1954

MOSH works to improve the safety and health of Maryland’s workforce in both the public and private sector by:

  • providing consultation services
  • offering outreach and educational programs
  • establishing partnerships
  • setting and enforcing standards
  • encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and healthy

MOSH Contacts

Administration/General Information 410-527-4499
Consultation 410-527-4472
Operations 410-527-4447
Outreach 410-527-2091
Research & Statistics 410-527-4469
Region I :Eastern Shore counties 410-819-5860
Region II: Industrial Hygiene all MD counties 410-527-4442
Region III: Baltimore City, Baltimore County south of Shawan Road 410-527-4426
Region IV: Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, & Washington counties 301-791-4699
Region V: Anne Arundel and Howard counties 410-527-4424
Region VI: Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, & St. Mary’s counties 301-883-3317
Region VII: Baltimore County north of Shawan Road (Hereford Zone), Carroll, Harford, and Cecil counties 410-527-4449

Division of Labor and Industry
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Phone: 410-527-4499
Fax: 410-527-4481
Directions to the Hunt Valley Training Center