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Standards Information and Activity

The status of OSH adoption of federal standards is below. The links will access the Federal Register document or a page with additional information about the subject on the federal OSHA or the NCDOL web site.

Standards Under Review

Occupational Exposure to Berylium; Final Rule. This final rule establishes new permissible exposure limits of 0.2 micrograms of beryllium per cubic meter of air (0.2 µg/m³) as an 8-hour time-weighted average and 2.0 µg/m³ as a 15-minute shoft-term exposure limit. OSHA issued three separate standards for general industry, construction and shipyards.

Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems); Final Rule. This final rule updates the general industry standards on walking-working surface hazards to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards.

OSHA Standards Recently Adopted

Silica, Respirable Crystalline

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Final Rule - 29 CFR 1910.1053, 29 CFR 1915.1053 & 29 CFR 1926.1153. The OSH Division reviewed this rule and adopted it verbatim. The effective date is September 2, 2016.


29 CFR Part 1904 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements - Electronic submission of injury and illness records to OSHA; Final Rule - Recordkeeping standards are automatically incorporated into the North Carolina rules on the date issued in the Federal Register. This rule is effective on January 1, 2017.

OSH Division State Specific Rules

The OSH Division state specific rules are contained in Title 13 of the North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC). Click on the title to access the section listed below. The chapters listed are revised frequently. Please monitor this page for updates.



Revision Date

13 NCAC 7A.0300



13 NCAC 7A.0500

State Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health


13 NCAC 7A.0600

Safety and Health Programs and Committees


13 NCAC 7A.0700

Rules of Practice for Variances


13 NCAC 7A.0800

Informal Conference Procedures


13 NCAC 7A.0900

Access to Employee Medical Records


13 NCAC 7F.0100

General Industry


13 NCAC 7F.0200

Construction Industry


13 NCAC 7F.0300



13 NCAC 7F.0500



13 NCAC 7F.0600

Communication Towers


13 NCAC 7F.0700

Blasting and Use of Explosives


13 NCAC 7G.0101

Handling of Antineoplastic Agents


OSH Division State Rulemaking Activity

The subjects below are currently in state-specific rulemaking. Click on any of the links to obtain more information.

There is no state rulemaking activity at this time.





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