Safety and Health Programs and Committees Legislation
NCGS 95 Article 22 - Safety and Health Programs and Committees Act
13 NCAC 7A.0600 - Safety and Health Programs and Committees Rules
N.C. Rate Bureau Website
Example Safety and Health Program (PDF) (MS Word)
Field Operations Manual
Chapter XIV - Safety and Health Programs and Committees
Free Training Announcements
Training and Outreach Services
Legislation passed in 1992 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, it is because the N.C. Rate Bureau identified your business as having an ERM of 1.5 or higher. By law, your workplace must establish a written safety and health program, and if you have 11 or more employees, you must create an employee safety and health committee as well.
The North Carolina Department of Labor has several opportunities available for employers free of charge.