By JULIE E. GREENE
The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Program plans to open an office in Hagerstown, possibly at the city-owned Elizabeth Hager Center, officials said Thursday.
MOSH has closed its College Park, Md., office, which served Western Maryland, and will open a new office in Hagerstown to serve Washington, Frederick, Allegany, Garrett and Carroll counties, said Dale Valentine, MOSH's regional supervisor.
The community-based office is expected to be more accessible to both employers and employees, Valentine said.
The office enforces occupational safety and health regulations to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, inspects workplaces and investigates violations.
An office in the basement of the Elizabeth Hager Center on Public Square could be ready by October, said City Engineer Bruce Johnston.