Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers Special Emphasis Program

The North Carolina Special Emphasis Programs (SEPs) are part of the NC OSH Division's five year strategic management plan for which its two principal goals are: 1) to reduce the state's workplace fatality rate by at least 2%; and 2) to reduce the state's non-fatal injury and illness rate by at least 5%. For each SEP that applies to a specific industrial sector, similar goals for reducing the fatality rate and/or non-fatal injury and illness rate are applied.

SEP: Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers

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What are the goals of the grocery and related product wholesalers special emphasis program?

  • Reduce workplace injury and illness rates in affected establishments

What industries are covered by this SEP?

  • NAICS Sector 4244 - Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers

What are the principal types or categories of hazards on which this SEP is focused?

Much of the injuries and illnesses in grocery and related product wholesalers can be attributed to the following hazard categories:

What regulations apply to this SEP?

OSH has adopted the following regulations that govern the requirements for protection against the principal hazards associated with grocery related product wholesalers. Note: Please also check the standards information and activity webpage to see if there has been any recent or upcoming regulatory activity on this topic. 

General Industry

General Duty Clause

Other Applicable Standards

The Which OSHA Standards Apply webpage can also help identify other standards that may be applicable to your worksite.

Where can I learn more about this SEP?

Compliance Documents

Operational Procedure Notice: OPN 145, Special Emphasis Program for Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers, describes the conduct of inspections and associated activities under this SEP.