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§ 6-701. Occupational diseases

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Environment
Title 6. Toxic, Carcinogenic, and Flammable Substances (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Occupational Diseases
MD Code, Environment, § 6-701
§ 6-701. Occupational diseases
General duties of Secretary
(a) The Secretary shall:
(1) Accept from physicians reports on occupational diseases; and
(2) Study occupational diseases and means to prevent and control the diseases.
Rules and regulations
(b)(1) After notice and a public hearing before the Secretary, the Secretary may adopt rules and regulations necessary to prevent and control occupational diseases.
(2) The Secretary shall enforce the rules and regulations adopted under this section.
Investigations by Secretary
(c) The Secretary shall:
(1) Investigate each industrial condition that is suspected of causing an occupational disease; and
(2) Recommend means to control the condition.
Baltimore City
(d) In Baltimore City, the Baltimore City Commissioner of Health also has the duties imposed and the powers conferred on the Secretary by this section. However, this section does not limit the authority of the Secretary in Baltimore City or any charter power of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City.
Penalty
(e) A person who, after written notice of a rule or regulation adopted under this section, continues to violate the rule or regulation is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $100 for each day that the violation continues.

Credits

Added by Acts 1982, c. 21, § 2. Amended by Acts 1987, c. 306, § 3; Acts 1991, c. 55, § 6; Acts 1992, c. 432.
Formerly Art. 101, § 30.
MD Code, Environment, § 6-701, MD ENVIR § 6-701
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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