OSHA Requirements and Training Resources for Asheville NC
Who regulates worker safety and OSHA training in Asheville NC? The State of North Carolina operates a State OSHA program (NCDOL). The North Carolina State plan was initially approved on February 1, 1973 (38 FR 3041). On December 18, 1996, OSHA announced the final approval of the North Carolina State plan pursuant to section 18(e) and amended Subpart I of 29 CFR part 1952 to reflect the Assistant Secretary’s decision.
OSHA Regulations and Standards
North Carolina’s State OSHA program has adopted many standards identical to federal ones. North Carolina also has a limited number of state-specific standards. A list of these standards is provided below.
NCDOL state-specific standards for General Industry include:
- Hazardous Materials: 13 NCAC 07F.0103, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
- Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution: 13 NCAC 07F. 0105, Fall Protection
NCDOL state-specific standards for Construction Industry include:
- General Safety and Health Provisions: 13 NCAC 07F. 0202, PPE
- Occupational Health and Environmental Controls: 13 NCAC 07F. 0203, Non-ionizing Radiation
- Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment: 13 NCAC 07F .0204, Snaphooks
- Steel Erection: 13 NCAC 07F. 0205, Fall Protection
- Power Transmission and Distribution: 13 NCAC 07F. 0206, PPE
- Toxic and Hazardous Substances: 13 NCAC 07F. 0207, Bloodborne Pathogens
Additional NCDOL state-specific standards:
- Communication Towers: 13 NCAC 07F .0600
- Blasting and Use of Explosives: 13 NCAC 07F .0700
- Agriculture: 13 NCAC 07F. 0302 (Scope is not affected by number of employees)
- Maritime: 13 NCAC 07F .0500 (Public Sector coverage only)
- Access to Medical Records 13 NCAC 7A .0900
NCDOL state specific rules are contained in Title 13 of the North Carolina Administrative Code. The NCDOL website provides additional information about the status of specific standards in the state.
The North Carolina Department of Labor exercises jurisdiction over all private and public sector employers and employees within the State, with the exception of Federal employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS), private sector maritime activities, employment on Indian reservations, railroad employment, and enforcement on military bases, and the American National Red Cross, which are subject to Federal OSHA jurisdiction.
North Carolina OSHA Information
The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) is charged with promoting the “health, safety and general well-being” of most workers in the state. The department is divided into three divisions: Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, and Standards and Inspections. The Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) is responsible for administering the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Contact information for the OSH Division is:
North Carolina Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Division
111 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1092
The OSHA National Emergency Hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA. OSHA Training Services Inc can be contacted at 1-877-771-6742.
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA’s control. Contact NC OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in Asheville NC.