Standards Information and Activity
The status of OSH adoption of federal standards is below. A brief description or statement about each of these standards is included. The OSHA standards discussed can be accessed through OSHA's Law and Regulations page on the federal OSHA website.
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.
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.
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. The effective date of this rule in North Carolina is May 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) and can be accessed through the Occupational Safety and Health Act and Administrative Rules of North Carolina link on the webpage of the NC Department of Labor Legal Affairs Division.
OSH Division State Rulemaking Activity
The subjects below are currently in state-specific rulemaking.
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There is no state rulemaking activity at this time.