Occupational Safety & Health Division
The OSH Division is divided into five main bureaus:
Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau (ASH) — The bureau
conducts preoccupancy inspections for migrant labor camps and conducts
other inspections to ensure compliance with applicable agricultural
safety and health standards
Compliance Bureau — The bureau conducts random inspections
of North Carolina businesses to ensure compliance with applicable
workplace safety and health standards. The bureau manages the OSH
Complaint Desk that process work-related safety and health concerns.
Consultative Services Bureau — The
bureau provides free, on-site consultation upon employer request
to help employers comply
with workplace safety and health standards. The bureau also administers
three recognition programs, the Carolina
Star Program, the
Safety Awards Program and the
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) that
acknowledges businesses with exemplary safety and health programs.
Education, Training and Technical
Assistance (ETTA) — The
bureau coordinates and conducts various outreach programs such
as safety and health schools and workshops speaking engagements,
training events and booth displays. The bureau also reviews the
federal standards for state adoption, coordinates state-specific
rulemaking activities, distributes OSH publications, and provides
written, electronic or telephone interpretive guidance to employers
and employees. The bureau also processes variance requests.
Planning, Statistics and Information
Management (PSIM) — The
bureau provides statistical data about North Carolina employers.
The bureau produces several annual statistical documents and manages
inspection case file disclosures.