Additional Assistance for General Industry

If the employer still has questions regarding the OSHA standards or North Carolina state-specific standards, they can submit an inquiry about safety and health requirements to Ask OSH through the online form, by email to, or by phone at 919-707-7876.

Resource information can be found on the safety and health topics pages and Industry Guide 49, OSHA General Industry Standards Requiring Programs, Inspections, Procedures, Records and/or Training, which provides requirements for standards related to general industry and recordkeeping including applicable state-specific standards.

Example safety and health programs (table of standards requiring programs, plans and procedures in general industry, table of standards requiring inspections in general industry) and presentations (table of standards requiring training in general industry), pre-recorded webinars along with publications are available to assist the employer in meeting standards requirements. Specifically, the brochure on top ten most frequently cited serious violations can be useful in identifying frequently cited violations by industry. For more information regarding the required state and federal workplace posters, go to the NCDOL State and Federal workplace posters webpage.

In addition, the NCDOL Library also offers free safety and health videos and related research assistance on consensus standards (i.e., ANSI, NFPA, NEC). The education, training and technical assistance bureau provides free online safety and health training and outreach services (i.e., speaker's bureau requests, safety booths) upon request. In addition, the consultative services bureau provides free confidential on-site employer assistance.