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format for collecting data on serious accidents and
fatalities involving power equipment operators, and
a methodology for determining the causes of such
accidents and deaths.
The Advisory Committee has eleven members.
Ten are appointed by the Governor and one serves
ex officio (Code Labor and Employment Article,
secs. 5-501 through 5-508).
Richard Avallone, Supervisor
501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 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 apprentices
required to execute a State-funded construction con-
tract. In addition, the Unit audits payrolls submitted
by contractors and conducts on-site inspections to
ensure that proper wages are being paid for the work
performed (Code State Finance and Procurement
Article, secs. 17-201 through 17-226).
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON
PREVAILING WAGE RATES
William P. Kaczorowski, Chairperson, 1994
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 Coundl 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 manage-
ment in the building and construction industry, two
represent labor in the building and construction indus-
try, and two are public representatives. The Governor
designates a chairperson annually Authorization for
the Council continues until July 1,1994 (Code State
Finance and Procurement Article, sec. 17-203).
James A. Morkosky, Administrator
501 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 333-4155
Safety Inspection oversees programs for amuse-
ment ride and elevator safety, and boiler and pres-
sure vessel safety.
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RAILROAD SAFETY & HEALTH
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
also investigates railroad-related accidents and inci-
dents and responds to citizen complaints involving
railroad companies operating in Maryland (Code
1957, Art. 89, secs. 82-99).
AMUSEMENT RIDE & ELEVATOR
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 rides and attractions
(Chapter 844, Acts of 1976). The Commissioner of
Labor and Industry administers and enforces this
law, which covers amusement rides and attractions
erected permanently or temporarily at carnivals,
fairs, and amusement parks (Code Business Regu-
lation Article, secs. 3-101 through 3-601).
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 the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME) Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.
STATE AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY ADVISOKY
Therese Breza, Chairperson, 1994
The State Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board
originated in 1976 as the Amusement Safety Advisory
Board (Chapter 844, Acts of 1976). It was renamed
the Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board in 1979
and received its present name in 1992 (Chapter 476,
Acts of 1979; Chapter 4, Acts of 1992). The Board
recommends to the Commissioner of Labor and In-
dustry regulations and standards to prevent condi-
tions in amusement rides and attractions detrimental
to the public health and safety.
The Board's nine members are appointed to
four-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, 2004 (Code Business Regulation Arti-
cle, secs. 3-301 through 3-601).