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Consultative Services Bureau

A Safety and Health Consultation Program
Workers can face a variety of potential problems in the workplace that could lead to injuries and illnesses.

The N.C. Department of Labor helps employers—especially small businesses—achieve a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Our professional staff helps employers identify safety and health hazards. We also provide recommendations to reduce or eliminate hazards and will evaluate your safety and health program. Our goal is to help businesses meet safety and health regulations and develop effective safety and health management program. We provide you with confidential, comprehensive reports of our findings and recommendations.

Who we Help
The Consultative Services Bureau helps employers in both the private and public sectors. In the private sector, consultation is limited to employers who have 500 or fewer employees nationwide. The bureau's main focus is to help the small business employer, small employers with hazardous operations or employers in high hazard industries. In the public sector, priority is given to smaller municipal, county and state agencies.

Services provided are free of charge. Records kept by the Consultative Services Bureau are confidential and are not shared with other NCDOL bureaus.

Services we provide:

  • Full-service on-site safety and health surveys, or specific surveys tailored to your request
  • Technical assistance
  • Safety and health program assessment and assistance
  • Ergonomics evaluation and assistance
  • Air sampling and analysis
  • Noise measurements
  • Recognition/exemption programs

Safety and Health Programs and Committees Legislation
In 1992, the North Carolina state legislature passed the Safety and Health Programs and Committees Act. This legislation requires businesses with a workers’ compensation experience rate modifier (ERM) of 1.5 or higher to improve their workplace safety and health efforts. The purpose of this legislation is to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses in North Carolina's business community.

If you received a letter from the Consultative Services Bureau with regards to this legislation, you can find more information on our Safety and Health Programs and Committees Legislation page.



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