South Carolina is a state-plan state, meaning that it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that governs both public and private sector workplaces. South Carolina OSHA (S.C. OSHA), a program within the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) enforces the safety and health rules for public and private sector workplaces in the state.
South Carolina has adopted the federal requirements for injury and illness recordkeeping and maintenance of employee medical records by reference (R. 71-300 to 71-346 and R. 71 Subarticle 6), including the requirements for reporting fatalities and certain severe injuries and the requirements for electronic submission of injury and illness data.
Reporting fatalities and severe injuries.The state has adopted the federal rules for reporting all work-related fatalities, all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations, and all losses of an eye. Such incidents must be reported to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation by telephone at 803-896-7672.
Electronic recordkeeping. South Carolina has adopted the federal rules for electronic submission of injury and illness data. South Carolina employers have until November 25, 2018, to submit calendar year 2017 data from form 300A. In 2019 and thereafter, the deadline for data submission for the previous calendar year will be March 2. South Carolina employers must submit data using federal OSHA’s online Injury Tracking Application (ITA).