Comparison: State vs. Federal
North Carolina is a “state plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health program. The state has adopted the federal rules for workplace health and safety training and has added its own rules that are stricter than federal rules for communication tower work, hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) personnel, general safety and health, and safety and health committee members. See the TABLE for state-specific safety training requirements.
For information on federal training requirements, see the national analysis TRAINING.
The North Carolina Department of Labor (DOL) Division of Occupational Safety and Health administers and enforces all occupational safety and health training requirements, including those for HAZWOPER personnel and safety committee members.