Maryland finalizes crane safety regulation
New crane safety regulations, Title 9, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Subtitle 12 Division of Labor and Industry, 09.12.26 Crane Safety, became a final action on April 6.
The new crane safety regulations will require employers to take immediate action toward ensuring compliance. Recognizing the challenges associated with achieving full compliance for some employers, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry is providing a transitional period for enforcement related to the new requirements. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health will not issue citations or sanction civil penalties through the close of the calendar year (Dec. 31) for any apparent violations involving the new requirements of the regulation. Notices of apparent violations will be issued to help identify areas requiring compliance. For further details, visit www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/cranes/craneregs.shtml.
June 4, 2009
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