South Carolina is a "state-plan" state; that is, it has its own federally approved state occupational health and safety plan. The South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) applies to all employers in both public and private sector workplaces, and the state law has adopted the standards and regulations of the federal OSH Act with regard to workplace safety.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) addresses natural and technological disasters that have the potential for casualties and property damage. SCEMD works with the National Weather Service to alert citizens about severe weather conditions, such as storms, floods, hurricanes, ice storms, blizzards, and tornadoes. It also works with environmental agencies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to address industrial or terrorism-related emergencies. The plans are available at http://www.scemd.org/Plans/index.html.
SCEMD has a comprehensive business portal at http://www.scemd.org/Library/ESF_24_Portal.html, or call 803-737-8500.
Resources. The state Department of Public Safety maintains an Emergency Management website at http://www.sc.gov/public-safety/Pages/ EmergencyManagement.aspx.
SCEMD has information guides on hurricanes, earthquakes, dam failure, terrorism, and other emergency-related topics available at http://www.scemd.org/News/publications.html, or call 803-737-8500.