Agricultural Safety and Health Heat Stress Heat stress safety is especially important in hot North Carolina summers. Make sure workers are getting enough water, rest and shade to prevent heat related illness. Learn more OSH Penalty Increases Effective October 1, 2022, North Carolina minimum and maximum civil penalties associated with occupational safety and health standard violations are increasing. Learn More What We Do The Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau administers a broad scope of workplace safety and health laws that apply to N.C. growers. ASH conducts preoccupancy inspections under the Migrant Housing Act of North Carolina and agricultural OSH compliance inspections when there is employee exposure, an accident or a fatality. ASH can help you customize safety programs to meet your specific needs. The bureau’s safety experts are trained to help you, our N.C. growers, identify and eliminate all hazards. They can show you how taking the time to train your employees, by encouraging discussions with them and rewarding them for excellence, can build trust and foster a safety culture that prevents injuries and illnesses on the job. For more information regarding the services provided by the Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau, please call 919-707-7820. Migrant Housing File a Migrant Housing Complaint Complaint form for agriculture workers’ housing or camp. Migrant Housing Inspection Checklist These checklists are used for migrant housing inspections. They are available in English and Spanish. Migrant Housing Sites Map Registered growers and camps for the current growing season can be searched by either name or camp county. Migrant Housing Registration Form Migrant housing should be registered at least 45 days prior to occupancy. Funding Resources for Migrant Housing Migrant housing resources for obtaining grants and other funding. Gold Star Grower Program The Gold Star Grower Housing Program recognizes growers who provide farmworker housing that meets and exceeds all of the requirements of the Migrant Housing Act. Farm Safety Videos ASH - Tobacco Baler Video Card ASH - Forklift Safety Video Card ASH - Heat Stress Video Card ASH - Tobacco Harvester Video Card Tools for Growers and Labor Contractors Agriculture COVID-19 Resources Resources for COVID-19 planning, prevention, training and vaccinations. Agricultural Safety and Health Publications Helpful publications from the Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau. ASH Example Programs Download free example agricultural safety and health written programs. Occupational Safety and Health Information Standards Information and Activity View recently adopted OSHA standards and upcoming compliance dates. NCDOL Library Access free safety videos, borrow books or DVDs, and request research assistance. OSH Enforcement Procedures View OSH Enforcement Procedures to learn how OSHA standards are enforced in N.C. Safety and Health Topics View hazards, solutions, regulations, and resources for a variety of occupational safety and health topics. Applicable OSHA Standards Identify the OSHA standards that apply to you. OSHA Standards With certain exceptions, the N.C. Department of Labor adopts federal OSHA standards verbatim. When OSH Administrative Rules differ from federal OSHA standards, employers must comply with the state-specific rules. Report an Accident Report any work-related fatality, hospitalization, amputation, and loss of an eye. File a Safety and Health Complaint Report confidential workplace safety and health concerns. Agricultural Safety and Health Laws and Administrative Rules Migrant Housing Act The Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau enforces the Migrant Housing Act, which governs migrant housing to ensure safe and healthy housing conditions for seasonal agricultural workers in North Carolina. Migrant Housing Administrative Rules The N.C. Department of Labor adopts administrative rules, which provide further information regarding enforcement of the act. The rules for the Migrant Housing Act can be found at the Office of Administrative Hearings website.