Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 09 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Subtitle 12 - DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 09.12.28 - Tree Care and Removal
09.12.28.02 - Scope
A. This chapter covers safety requirements for tools and equipment and the safe work practices used in tree care and the removal of trees, including any portion thereof.
B. This chapter applies to construction, demolition, and general industry.
C. Where provisions of this chapter direct an employee to take certain actions, an employer shall establish, effectively communicate to the relevant persons, and enforce work rules to ensure compliance with such provisions.
D. This chapter does not apply to:
(1) Work covered by 29 CFR §§ 1910.268 and 1910.269;
(2) Logging operations; or
(3) Land clearing operations for construction when heavy equipment is used to remove the trees and no trees are manually felled.