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Occupational Safety and Health Topic Pages

This site provides access to information about specific safety and health topics. Each topic page is divided into four categories of information based on the content: hazard overview; solutions; regulations; and learn more.

Hazard Overview contains a description of the topic and identifies the principal hazards associated with that topic.

Solutions provides general guidance to the employee regarding the measures they can take to protect against the hazards and the procedures the employer should be implementing, as well as appropriate personal protective equipment. This includes links to applicable example safety and health programs and presentations.

Regulations identifies which standards apply to this subject and includes Federal OSHA standards adopted by North Carolina and state-specific rules.

Learn More provides links to additional NCDOL information (e.g., publications and compliance directives) and how to obtain other interpretive guidance on that specific topic. 

Additional information on each topic can be found on the OSHA and NIOSH websites.

Alphabetical Topic Index

A - E

A - E


Abrasive Wheels

Aerial Lifts

Ammonia/Ammonia Refrigeration

Amputations Special Emphasis Program (see Special Emphasis Programs)

Antineoplastic Agents 


Arboriculture Special Emphasis Program (see Logging and Arboriculture Special Emphasis Program)


Avian Flu



Blasting and Explosives

Bloodborne Pathogens



Chain Saw Safety

Chromium, Hexavalent (see Hexavalent Chromium)

Combustible Dust

Communication Towers

Compressed Air and Compressed Air Equipment

Compressed Gases

Confined Spaces

Construction Special Emphasis Program

Cotton Dust

Cranes and Derricks


Diisocyanates (see Isocyanates)

Dipping and Coating


Ebola Virus

Electrical Safety

Emergency Action Plans

Eyewash Stations and Emergency Showers 


Exits and Exit Routes


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