North Carolina is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Occupational Safety & Health Division.
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health administers and enforces the 1973 Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina, a broadly inclusive law which applies to most private sector employment in the State and to all agencies of state and local government. North Carolina currently conducts one of 26 state-administered occupational safety and health programs in the nation. The Occupational Safety and Health Division, through its East and West Compliance Bureaus, conducts approximately 5,000 inspections a year. The division conducts investigations of complaints made by workers, investigations of work-related accidents and deaths, general schedule inspections of randomly picked firms, and follow-up inspections of firms previously cited for OSHA violations. Inspection schedules are coordinated through the Planning, Statistics and Information Management Bureau.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
State Consultation Program
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Bureau of Consultative Services, is available to provide assistance to both private and public sector employers. In the private sector, consultation is limited to employers that control 500 or fewer employees nationwide. Services provided are free of charge. Although the Bureau of Consultative Services is part of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, consultation records are separate and confidential from compliance.
- State Agency Points of Contact
- Federal OSHA Resources for the Construction Industry
Safety Tips for the Top 4 Hazards in the Construction Industry - The following hazards represent 80 percent of the work-related deaths in North Carolina.
NOSHA Forms - OSHA Forms 300, 300A, 301, Recordkeeping Information Packet, etc.
- Interlinked Information on State Plan Standards and Policies/Directives. An OSHA system for displaying the State Plans' responses to Federal standards and directives issued after May 2006.
- Hospital e-Tool. Interactive, web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.
- OSHA Assistance for the Residential Construction Industry. This page is maintained as a product of the Alliance between OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
- National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) OSHA Alliance. OSHA and NASF will work together to provide NASF members and others in the metal surface finishing industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety.
- Inspection Procedures for the Chromium (VI) Standards (Directive number: CPL 02-02-074). The purpose of this Instruction is to provide guidelines and establish uniform inspection and compliance procedures for the occupational exposure standards for hexavalent chromium published in the Federal Register, February 28, 2006, and effective May 30, 2006. Field Operations Manual (January 2009). State status of adoption.