The Operational Procedure Notice (OPN) establishes a Special Emphasis Program (SEP) to address the hazards associated with logging, tree harvesting, tree removal operations and arboricultural operations.

The purpose of this OPN is to document the director's legal authority to delegate to other authorized personnel within the OSH Division, the power to issue citations.

This OPN establishes a Special Emphasis Program for employers who have experienced a fatality at their worksite and who have been cited for a violation of the standards.

This OPN establishes the policy for focused inspections of construction sites and provides instructions regarding when focused inspections are authorized and required.

This OPN communicates guidelines to be followed by all OSH Division personnel who are asked or subpoenaed to participate in a lawsuit to which NCDOL is not a party.

This OPN provides enforcement guidelines for the Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act (NCGS Chapter 95, Article 18, hereinafter "RTK Act"). The RTK Act was enacted in 1985 by the North Carolina General Assembly. The act requires all employers who manufacture, process, use, store, or produce hazardous chemicals, to compile and maintain a Hazardous Substance List for each chemical stored in the facility in quantities of 55 gallons or 500 pounds, whichever is greater. The employer will provide the list to the fire department for the jurisdiction where the facility is located.

This OPN outlines the special emphasis program for agriculture employers using pesticides and other farm chemicals.

This notice establishes the OSH Division protocol for the internal administration of variances to the adopted OSHA standards and state-specific rules contained in 13 NCAC 07A and 13 NCAC 07F, including the resulting records.

This OPN establishes North Carolina’s policy for enforcement of the Steel Erection Standard.

This Operational Procedures Notice describes the inspection procedures for the hazards associated with working on or near communication towers.

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