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Maryland Manual, 1989-90
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William W. Saltzman, Director 333-6200

Joseph T. Seidcl, Director 333-2481


Henry Koellein, Jr., Commissioner of Labor &
Ileana O'Brien, Deputy Commissioner
Milton H. F. Saul, Assistant Commissioner,
Maryland Occupational Safety & Health
Vacancy, Assistant Commissioner, Railroad Safety

501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-4184
toll free: 1-800-492-6226

Established in 1884 as the Bureau of Statistics
and Information, the Division of Labor and Indus-
try is one of the oldest governmental agencies in this
field in the United States, antedating the U.S. De-
partment of Labor by one year (Chapter 211, Acts
of 1884). After 1892, the Department was known
as the Industrial Bureau. A reorganization in 1916
renamed it the State Board of Labor and Statistics
with enforcement powers for all factory acts. Fur-
ther reformed in 1939 (Chapter 747, Acts of 1939),
the Board in 1945 became the Department of
Labor and Industry (Chapter 938, Acts of 1945).
It adopted its present name in 1970 (Chapter 402,
Acts of 1970).

The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is
appointed by the Secretary of Licensing and Regu-
lation with the approval of the Governor and holds
office at the pleasure of the Secretary. Under direc-
tion of the Commissioner, the Division enforces
laws and regulations affecting workers and employ-
ers. It promotes harmony between industry and
labor through mediation and arbitration of labor
disputes and by holding consent collective bargain-
ing elections.

The Division is organized into six sections which
administer the following laws:

Employment Standards: Hours of Labor (Code
1957, Art. 89, secs. 25 and 26); Employment of
Minors (Code 1957, Art. 100, secs. 4-14); Equal
Pay for Equal Work (Code 1957, Art. 100, secs.
55A-55H); Farm Labor Contractor Registration
(Code 1957, Art. 100, secs. 80A-80F); Wage and
Hour Law (Code 1957, Art. 100, secs. 81-93A);
Lie Detector Tests (Code 1957, Art. 100, sec. 95);
Medical Questions (Code 1957, Art. 100, sec.
95A); Wage Payment and Collection (Code 1957,
Art. 100, sec. 94); Fee Charging Employment
Agencies (Code 1957, Art. 56, secs. 161-170);

Prevailing Wage Rates—Public Works Contracts
(Code State Finance and Procurement Article, secs.
17-201 through 17-229).

Railroad Safety: Railroad Safety and Health (Code
1957, Art. 89, secs. 82-99).

Mediation and Conciliation: Arbitration of Labor
Disputes (Code 1957, Art. 89, secs. 3-13).

Safety Inspection: Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety
(Code 1957, Art. 48, secs. 167-180A); Smoking
on Public Elevators (Code 1957, Art. 89, sec. 64);
Amusement Park Safety (Code 1957, Art. 89, secs.
65-81); Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, and
Moving Walks (Code 1957, Art. 89, sec. 49B).

Research and Information: Registration of
Workshops and Factories (Code 1957, Art. 27,
secs. 324-325).

Occupational Safety and Health: Occupational
Safety and Health (Code 1957, Art. 89, secs.
28-49A, 49C-49D).

Authorization for the Division continues until
July 1,1994 (Code 1957, Art. 89).


Chairperson: Therese Breza, 1994

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice &
consent: Howard M. Mosner, Jr., 1991; Kathleen
M. Florian, 1992; Bernice W. Newsome, 1992;
Emil G. Germanos, 1992; Granville D. Trimper,
1992; Michael H. Jones, 1994; Thomas H. Pratt,
1994; Ralph E. Shaw, 1994.

501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-4181
toll free: 1-800-492-6226

The Amusement Safety Advisory Board origi-
nated in 1976 (Chapter 844, Acts of 1976). It was
renamed the Amusement Ride Safety Advisory
Board in 1979 (Chapter 476, Acts of 1979). The
Board recommends to the Commissioner of Labor
and Industry regulations and standards to prevent
conditions in amusement rides and attractions det-
rimental to the public health and safety

The Board's nine members are appointed for
six-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice
and consent. One member represents the carnival
owners, two the amusement park owners, and one
the State or county fairs. One member must be a
mechanical engineer. Four members represent the
general public. A public member is designated as
chairperson. Authorization for the Board continues
until July 1, 1994 (Code 1957, Art. 89, secs. 65-

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