News Releases

Monday, April 22, 2019

Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry will convene a meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Advisory Council on Wednesday, May 8. The meeting—slated to begin at 10 a.m.—will be held in the Old Revenue Building located at 111 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Struck-by incidents and falls caused the largest number of work-related deaths in the Tar Heel state in 2018, based on preliminary information released today by the state Department of Labor. Struck-by incidents accounted for 14 work-related deaths while falls accounted for nine.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Every year the N.C. Department of Labor receives complaints of poster companies that use scare tactics to sell labor law posters. NCDOL says threats of being fined are bogus and should be ignored.

Friday, November 16, 2018

New figures show North Carolina’s nonfatal workplace injury and illness rate for private industry declined to a historic low in 2017. The 2017 rate is 2.3 cases per 100 full-time workers, a drop from 2.5 in 2016.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The N.C. Department of Labor has deployed occupational safety and health professionals to counties hardest hit by Hurricane Florence to assist the public and businesses during the dangerous cleanup phase.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Struck-by incidents followed by falls caused the largest number of work-related deaths statewide in 2017 based on preliminary information released today by the state Department of Labor. Struck-by incidents accounted for 14 work-related deaths while falls accounted for 13.

Friday, January 5, 2018

The N.C. Department of Labor has begun accepting applications from businesses that qualify for a workplace safety award. Safety awards are presented to companies throughout the year that have demonstrated above-average worker safety and health programs.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Labor law posters provided by the N.C. Department of Labor have been updated to include the required information pertaining to the N.C. Employee Fair Classification Act, which became effective Dec. 31.

Friday, November 17, 2017

New figures show North Carolina’s workplace injury and illness rate for private industry in 2016 was statistically unchanged from its historic low in 2015. The 2016 rate is 2.5 cases per 100 full-time workers, compared to 2.6 in 2015.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As the calendar officially turns to summer, the N.C. Department of Labor is urging businesses and employees who work in hot and humid environments during the summer months to be cautious and know the signs of heat stress. The N.C.