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Changes to Maryland Right-To-Know Law - MOSH Training and Education

During the last legislative session, the General Assembly passed House Bill 189 which eliminated the requirement for an employer to develop a chemical information list that identified both the common name and chemical name of the material, and the location in the workplace where the material may be found. The legislation also eliminated the requirement to revise the list every two years, and submit the list to Maryland Department of the Environment. There remains the requirement for an employer to develop a list of hazardous chemicals in accordance with 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200(e)(1)(i).

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 09.12.33 was not affected by this legislation which requires the employer to ensure that the complete name and business address of the employer, the name and telephone number of a contact person, and the date of preparation is noted on the first page of the list. The COMAR also requires that when a chemical is added to the list the date of addition appears next to the addition.

The legislation enacted by the General Assembly, also requires that if an employer's business ceases to operate or formulate, handle, manufacture, package, process, react, repackage, store, or transfer hazardous chemicals in a workplace, the employer shall promptly submit the most recent chemical information list to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. The list may be sent to the following address:

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Labor and Industry
1100 N. Eutaw Street, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

The effective date for the new legislation is October 1, 2014.

Commissioner of Labor and Industry and Workers' Compensation Commission Reports of Accidental Injury or Disability - Electronic Sharing

Effective July 1, 2014, it will no longer be necessary to submit copies to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry any accident or injury report that you are required to submit to the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission or the Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company, formerly, the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund. View the Reports of Accidental Injury or Disability - Electronic Sharing (PDF).