Comparison: State vs. Federal
South Carolina is a “state-plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved state occupational health and safety regulatory program. The South Carolina Occupational Health and Safety Act applies to all employers, in both public and private sector workplaces. The state has adopted the federal requirements for all types of recordkeeping by reference.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information.
The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation's Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces worker safety and health provisions.