Skip to Main Content
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page

9 records match your request.

FileAbstract
09.12.28.00.htm 09.12.28.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Chapter 28 Tree Care and Removal Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §2-106(b)4) 5-104, and 5-312; Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.28.01.htm 09.12.28.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a safe work environment for employees engaged in tree care including, but not limited to, cutting, pruning, or other work on a standing tree as well as tree removal.
09.12.28.02.htm 09.12.28.02. 02 Scope.. A. This chapter covers safety requirements for tools and equipment and the safe work practices used in tree care and the removal of trees, including any portion thereof.B. This chapter applies to construction, demolition, and general industry.. C. Where provisions of this chapter direct an employee to take certain actions, an employer shall establish, effectively communicate to the relevant persons, and enforce work rules to ensure compliance with such provisions.
09.12.28.03.htm 09.12.28.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Anti-two block device” means a device attached to a crane which prevents the lower load block or hook assembly from contacting the upper load block or boom point sheave assembly.2) “Apex” means the point at which two saw cuts meet to form a notch.. 3) "Approved" means is certified, labeled, or listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.. 4) “Arborist climbing lin
09.12.28.04.htm 09.12.28.04. 04 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference.. B. Documents Incorporated.. 1) ANSI Z133.1-2006 American National Standard for Arboricultural Operations—Safety Requirements, as amended.2) ANSI/ASSE Z359.0-2007 Definitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest, Part of the Fall Protection Code, as amended.3) ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007 Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Compon
09.12.28.05.htm 09.12.28.05. 05 General Requirements.. A. All work to be performed shall be consistent with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources licensing requirements for a licensed tree expert.B. All equipment used in tree care and tree removal shall be used consistent with the manufacturer’s specifications and limitations.C. An employer shall have a workplace hazard assessment conducted for all work activities to be performed in compliance with 29 CFR §1910.132(d)2) that includes the following:
09.12.28.06.htm 09.12.28.06. 06 Work Practices.. A. The following work practices shall be implemented:. 1) Communication between employees aloft and on the ground shall be established before cutting and dropping limbs;2) Scabbards or sheaths shall be used to carry handsaws when not in use;. 3) Folding saws, when not in use, shall be closed and hooked to the arborist saddle;. 4) A separate workline shall be attached to limbs that cannot be dropped safely or controlled by hand;
09.12.28.07.htm 09.12.28.07. 07 Training.. A. Training shall be provided for each employee at no cost.. B. The training shall be provided:. 1) As soon as possible, but not later than 6 months from the effective date of this chapter, for initial training for each current and new employee;2) Prior to initial assignment for each new employee;. 3) Whenever an employee is assigned new work tasks, tools, equipment, machines, or vehicles; and. 4) Whenever an employee demonstrates unsafe job performance..
09.12.28.9999.htm 09.12.28.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 3, 2012 (39:17 Md. R. 1147).
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page