North Carolina Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

North Carolina Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

North Carolina state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials transportation regulations. For more information about the federal requirements, see the national section INSPECTIONS.

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The state’s requirements for safety and health inspections of general industry workplaces by regulatory agencies follow the federal rules.

See the TABLE for state agency inspections requirements regarding hazardous materials transportation.

The North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (DCCPS) enforces the hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. The North Carolina Department of Labor (DOL) enforces the safety and health inspection requirements at private and public sector workplaces in North Carolina.

State Requirements
TABLE: AGENCY INSPECTIONS—ENVIRONMENTAL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersGeneral Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 20-379 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-381 The DCCPS must periodically audit each motor carrier to determine if the carrier is complying with the motor carrier safety requirements. The DCCPS may enter the premises of a motor carrier during reasonable hours. When on the premises of a motor carrier, the DCCPS may set up and use equipment needed to conduct the tests required.

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