North Carolina Training laws & safety compliance analysis

North Carolina Training : What you need to know

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.

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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.

State Requirements
Topic Training Refresher Training
Communication tower training13 North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 07F.0609 Training of employees in communication tower work must be performed by or under the supervision of a qualified person.Written work procedures • The employer’s written work procedures must be provided to employees as part of their training. • Pictures and symbols may be used as a means of instruction if employee understanding is improved using this method. • Manufacturers’ operating manuals for personnel hoisting systems satisfy the requirement for operating procedures for the respective equipment or can serve as the basis for these procedures. When the employer or qualified person has reason to believe that any employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required to safely perform the ...

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