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09.12.31 - Division of Labor and Industry - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 6,
FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Title 09
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
[13-082-P]

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 “Recordkeeping.”

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 dstone@dllr.state.md.us, 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