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Richard Avallone, Supervisor

501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-4175

The Prevailing Wage Unit was established in
1969. The Unit determines the prevailing hourly
rate of wages for the same or similar work performed
in a locality by various kinds of workers and appren-
tices required to execute a contemplated contract. In
addition, the Unit audits payrolls submitted by con-
tractors and conducts on-site inspections to ensure
that proper wages are being paid for the work per-
formed (Code State Finance and Procurement Ar-
ticle, sees. 17-201 through 17-226).

Vacancy, Chairperson

Appointed by Governor (who also designates chair) with
advice of Secretary of Licensing & Regulation and
Senate advice & consent: William A. Gather, 1990;
Jerry M. Sheppard, 1991; MichaelG. Callas, 1992;
Charles Labo, 1992; one vacancy.

toll free: 1-800-492-6226

The Advisory Council on Prevailing Wage Rates
was created in 1969 (Chapter 558, Acts of 1969).
It advises the Commissioner of Labor and Industry
on hourly wage rates applicable to contracts and
subcontracts for public works within the State. The
Council establishes standards for hours of work and
rates of pay, conditions of employment, and duties
of certain public officials under certain contracts
and subcontracts for public works in Maryland. The
Council also calls upon other agencies of State and
local government for statistical data and reports.
The Council has six members appointed to
three-year terms by the Governor with the advice
of the Secretary of Licensing and Regulation and
Senate advice and consent. Two members represent
management in the building and construction in-
dustry, two represent labor in the building and
construction industry and two are public repre-
sentatives. The Governor designates a chairperson
annually. Authorization for the Council continues
until July 1,1994 (Code Stare Finance and Procure-
ment Article, sec. 18-513).

Vacancy, Chief Inspector fir Railroad Safety & Health

501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-4242

Created in 1980, the Railroad Safety and Health
Program conducts inspections to ensure enforce-
ment of State and federal railroad safety require-
ments (Chapter 834, Acts of 1980). The Program

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also investigates railroad-related accidents and inci-
dents and responds to citizen complaints involving
railroad companies operating in Maryland (Code
1957, Art. 89, sees. 82-99).

James A. Morkosky, Administrator

501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 333-4155

By enacting the Amusement Ride Safety Law in
1976, the General Assembly provided an inspection
and enforcement program to assure the safety of the
public in the use of amusement tides and attractions
(Chapter 844, Acts of 1976). The Commissioner of
Labor and Industry administers and enforces this law,
which covers amusement tides and attractions erected
permanendy or temporarily at carnivals, fairs, and
amusement parks (Code 1957, Art. 89, sees. 65-81).
The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Inspection
Unit inspects boilers and pressure vessels used in
commercial establishments, places of public gather-
ing, and apartment buildings with six or more units
(Code 1957, Art. 48, sees. 167-180A). The Unit
ensures the safe operation of those boilers and
pressure vessels by performing periodic inspections
and by close monitoring of all repair work. Any
boiler or pressure vessel to be installed in Maryland
must be built to a standardized nationwide con-
struction code, the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is
responsible for the inspection and certification of
elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and moving
walks throughout Maryland (Code 1957, Art. 89,
sec. 49B). Under the Elevator Safety Inspection
Program, inspections are conducted in accordance
with theAmerican National Standard Safety (ANSI)
Code for Elevators and Escalators.

Therese Breza, Chairperson, 1994

Appointed by Governor (who also designates chair) with
Senate advice & consent: Howard M. Mosner, Jr.,
1991; Shirley Beard Colvin, 1992; Bernice W.
Newsome, 1992; EmilG. Germanos, 1993; Granville
D. Trimper, 1993; John F. Burgan, 1994; Michael H.
Jones, 1994; Ralph E. Shaw, 1994.

toll free: 1-800-492-6226

The Amusement Safety Advisory Board
originated 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
detrimental to the public health and safety


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