North Carolina Material Handling - General: What you need to know

North Carolina has adopted by reference the federal workplace safety and health standards for material handling in general industry (13 NCAC 7F.0101) and construction (13 NCAC 7F.0201) workplaces. The state has adopted additional requirements for material handling at shops fabricating structural steel and steel plates.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) of the North Carolina Department of Labor is responsible for administering the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

The following state material handling rule applies only to shops fabricating structural steel and steel plates.

13 NCAC 07F.0411

Material handling devices must be visually checked for worn, damaged, or broken parts before use, and shall not be used unless in proper working order.

Chains requiring repairs must be returned to the manufacturer or be repaired by a competent person with proper facilities.

13 NCAC 07F.0411

The state's material handling training rule applies only to shops fabricating structural steel and steel plates. All individuals whose duties require the handling of materials must be given instructions for the proper selection and use of material handling devices.

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