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The Division of Labor and Industry, es-
tablished by Chapter 211, Acts of 1884, as
the Bureau of Statistics and Information, is
one of the oldest governmental agencies in
this field in the United States, antedating
the U. S. Department of Labor by one year.
After 1892, the Department was known as
the Industrial Bureau A reorganization in
1916 renamed it the State Board of Labor
and Statistics, and concentrated in it powers
to enforce all the factory acts. The General
Assembly made further changes by Chapter
747, Acts of 1939, and created the present
Division by Chapter 938, Acts of 1945, as
the Department of Labor and Industry. It
adopted its present name by Chapter 402,
Acts of 1970.
Under the direction of a Commissioner
appointed by the Secretary of Licensing and
Regulation with the approval of the Gov-
ernor, and holding office at the pleasure of
the Secretary, the Division enforces laws and
regulations affecting workers and employers
and promotes harmony between industry
and labor through mediation and arbitra-
tion of labor disputes and the holding of
consent collective bargaining elections. In
addition to offering the services of Appren-
ticeship and Training, the Division is
responsible for the enforcement of the fol-
lowing laws: Registration of Workshops and
Factories (Code 1957, 1976 Repl. Vol.,
Art. 27, sees. 324-333); Boiler and Pressure
Vessel Safety (Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol.,
Art. 48, sees. 167-180); Fee Charging Em-
ployment Agencies (Code 1957, 1972 Repl.
Vol., Art 56, sees. 161-170); Arbitration
of Labor Disputes (Code 1957, 1969 Repl.
Vol., Art. 89, sees. 3-13); Hours of Labor,
Workshops, Factories, etc. (Code 1957,
1969 Repl. Vol, Art. 89, sees. 25 and 26);
Occupational Safety and Health (Code
1957, 1969 Repl. Vol., Art. 89, sees. 28-
48); Apprenticeship and Training (Code
1957, 1969 Repl. Vol., Art. 89, sees. 50-
57); Employment of Minors-Hours of Work
in Factories (Code 1957, 1964 Repl. Vol.,
Art. 100, sees. 1-51); Equal Pay for Equal
Work (Code 1957, 1964 Repl. Vol., Art.
100, sees. 55A-55H); Wage and Hour Law
(Code 1957, 1964 Repl. Vol., Art. 100,
sees. 81-94); and Contracts for Public

Works (Code 1957, 1964 Repl. Vol., Art.
100, sees. 96-107).
Staff: 1975, 231; 1976, 261;
1977, 261.
(Members not yet appointed)
The Amusement Safety Advisory Board
was created by Chapter 844, Acts of 1976.
The Board consists of nine members ap-
pointed by the Governor with the advice
and consent of the Senate for six year
terms. One member represents the amuse-
ment ride manufacturers, one the carnival
owners, two the amusement park owners,
and one the State or county fairs One of
the members must be a mechanical engineer.
Three members represent the general pub-
lic. One of the public members is desig-
nated as the Chairman of the Board.
The Board advises, consults with and
makes recommendations and proposes such
reasonable rules, regulations and standards
to the Commissioner for the prevention of
conditions detrimental to the public in the
use of amusement rides and attractions as
the Board finds necessary for the protection
and safety of the public (Code 1957, 1969
Repl. Vol., 1976 Supp., Art. 89, sees. 65-
Chairman: Sidney C. Blumenthal, 1977
Ex officio member: Harvey A. Epstein,
Commissioner of Labor and Industry
Appointed employee organization members:
Harold K. Ritter, 1977; William T. Hay-
craft, 1979; Bernard A. Carpenter, 1980.
Appointed employer members:
Leonard Lubich, 1979; Raymond J.
Mintz, 1980.
Public member: Joseph A. Boston, 1978.
One South Calvert Street,
Baltimore 21202
The Apprenticeship and Training Coun-
cil, originally created by Chapter 671, Acts
of 1966, had its membership altered by

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