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MOSH Standard Notice 04-3 - MOSH Standard Notices

TO: All MOSH Personnel
FROM: Cheryl Kammerman, Assistant Commissioner
SUBJECT: Adoption and Enforcement of the Revocation to 29 CFR 1910.139 – Respiratory Protection for M. Tuberculosis
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 19, 2004
DATE: July 19, 2004

A.  Background

  1. On December 31, 2003, OSHA issued a final rule revoking "Respiratory Protection for M. Tuberculosis" (29 CFR 1910.139). OSHA will apply the general industry standard for respiratory protection (29 CFR 1910.134) to respiratory protection against tuberculosis.
  2. On June 15, 2004, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry adopted through incorporation by reference under COMAR 09.12.31 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act – Incorporation by Reference of Federal Standards, the revocation of Respiratory Protection for M. Tuberbulosis (29 CFR 1910.139).

B.  Action

  1. MOSH Compliance personnel will enforce the adopted changes as provided in Attachment A.
  2. MOSH Supervisors will hold appropriate training sessions in each region to review the standard’s requirements.

cc: Commissioner Robert Lawson
Jonathan R. Krasnoff, Deputy Counsel, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Office of Administrative Hearings