South Carolina Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

South Carolina Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

South Carolina state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials motor carriers regulations.

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See the TABLE for state agency inspection requirements for hazardous materials motor carriers.

State workplace safety and health rules apply to all employers in both public and private sector workplaces, and the state inspection requirements mirror federal rules.

For additional information about the federal rules, see the national section INSPECTIONS.

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation's Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces the safety and health inspection requirements at South Carolina workplaces. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) administers and enforces the hazardous materials transportation regulations.

State Requirements
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersSouth Carolina Code of Regulations 38-427 The DPS may, upon display of proper credentials after demand, examine and copy the books, records, accounts, bills of lading, load sheets, manifests, correspondence, and other records of any motor carrier relating to the transportation of property or passengers and to examine the vehicles, loads, terminals, buildings, and other equipment and facilities used by the motor carrier.Motor carriers must instruct their drivers, agents, and employees in charge of records, equipment, and facilities to cooperate in the event of an inspection.

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