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.
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.