Comparison: State vs. Federal
North Carolina is a "state plan" state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Both public and private sector employers are governed by state work safety requirements. The state has adopted the federal workplace recordkeeping regulations by reference. See the TABLE in this section for state-specific safety recordkeeping requirements.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
The North Carolina Department of Labor (DOL) enforces the safety and health recordkeeping requirements at private and public sector workplaces in North Carolina.