Dedicated to Excellence in Funeral Service

This site is a commitment to the public to ensure that Maryland citizens receive professional and ethical funeral care. We hope you will find information and resources that are helpful to you, whether you’re a funeral service professional, mortuary science student, or consumer. The Association welcomes comments and questions from the public, members, and those seeking affiliation with the Association.

Upcoming Events

MSFDA Board Meeting @ Red Horse Steak House
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MSFDA Board of Directors Meeting (1.0 ceu) (MSFDA Members Only)

The Red Horse Restaurant
West Room (located on lower level; handicap accessible)
996 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21703

5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Board Meeting

Business Casual

Dinner Selections

• English Cut Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus
• Petite Filet Mignon
• Maryland Crab Cake
• Chicken Roulade
• Grilled Vegetable Kabob

Dinner includes Caesar salad, red roasted potatoes, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Soft drinks also included during dinner.

Cash Bar Available

Price: $44.00 per person

MSFDA Spring Golf Outing @ Compass Pointe
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Annual Spring Golf Outing

Join us for MSFDA’s Spring Golf Outing on 5/18/16.  You’ll have a great time!

Registration Form

Hole Sponsorships Available

Penalty 2

OSHA has announced that it plans to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in August 2016 that will increase the maximum penalty amounts that can be assessed against an employer for violations of the OSHA law and regulations.

OSHA State Plan States, such as Maryland, will have to adjust their maximum penalties to the new Federal levels.

Arguably, this action could financially disproportionately impact smaller businesses, such as the average funeral home.

OSHA, to date, has not published any specific information as to the extent of the proposed increase. The impact on small business should be addressed nationally once the increase is officially announced by OSHA.

If you have any questions, contact Edward M. Ranier, Esq. at 410-967-1812 or

Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home

MSFDA Regional Map Our members are licensed funeral directors. To locate one of our member firms, please click on the Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home link noted above or the map on the left.