OSH Enforcement Procedures

The following OSH Enforcement Procedures provide guidance to compliance personnel, to ensure responsibilities are carried out in an effective, efficient and consistent manner. Some of the documents are federal documents that have been adopted for use in N.C. Others have been created specifically for N.C. The files can be sorted by document type.

Compliance Directives (CPL) – Notification of federal OSHA compliance directives adopted for application in N.C.
Field Operations Manual (FOM) – Provides guidance to compliance personnel to ensure procedures and processes are carried out in a consistent manner.
Memorandums (Memos) – OSH Division compliance memorandums provides guidance or clarification to staff.
Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) – Provides working relationship agreements between other agencies and the OSH Division.
Operational Procedure Notices (OPN) – Provides OSH Division internal policies and work practice instructions.
Standards Notices – Provides interpretations developed by the OSH Division.
Standards Directives (STD) – Federal OSHA directives that clarify or provide guidance regarding occupational safety and health standards and have been approved by the OSH Division for use in N.C.

OSH Enforcement Procedures, Compliance Directive
CPL 01-00-004 - NRTL Program
CPL 02-00-051 - Appropriations Act
CPL 02-00-069 - Special Emphasis Program: Trenching and Excavation
CPL 02-00-087 - Inspection Procedures for Enforcing the Excavation Standards - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P
CPL 02-00-100 - Application of the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, 29 CFR 1910.146
CPL 02-00-124 - Multi-Employer Citation Policy
CPL 02-00-147 - Control of Hazardous Energy
CPL 02-00-151 - Commercial Diving
CPL 02-00-158 - Respiratory Protection Inspection Procedures
CPL 02-00-161 - National Emphasis Program: Trenching and Excavation
CPL 02-00-162 - Shipyard Employment "Tool Bag" Directive
CPL 02-01-004 (CPL 2-1.4C) - Inspection of Grain Handling Facilities, 29 CFR 1910.272
CPL 02-01-014 - Alloy Steel Chain Slings Proof Testing
CPL 02-01-023 - Scaffolds Used in Construction
CPL 02-01-025 (CPL 2-1.25) - Guidelines for Point of Operation Guarding of Power Press Brakes
CPL 02-01-028 - Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training
CPL 02-01-030 - Chocking Tractor Trailers
CPL 02-01-034 - Inspection Policy and Procedures for Steel Erection in Construction
CPL 02-01-040 - Enforcement Policy on Column Joists
CPL 02-01-043 - Slide Locks
CPL 02-01-045 - Citation Guidance Related to Tree Care and Tree Removal Operations
CPL 02-01-048 - Clarification of the Enforcement Policies Relating to Floors/Nets and Shear Connectors
CPL 02-01-050 - Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry
CPL 02-01-053 - Manufacturing, Storage, Sale, Handling, Use and Display of Pyrotechnics
CPL 02-01-054 - Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones
CPL 02-01-056 - Accessing Communication Towers by Hoist
CPL 02-01-057 - Compliance Directive for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
CPL 02-01-060 - Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in Shipyard Employment
CPL 02-01-061 - Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment
CPL 02-02-045 - 29 CFR 1910.119, Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals - Compliance Guidelines and Enforcement Procedures
CPL 02-02-052 - Enforcement Procedure for Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde
CPL 02-02-058 - Lead Exposure in Construction
CPL 02-02-063 - Inspection Procedures for Occupational Exposure to Asbestos Final Rule 29 CFR Parts 1910.1001, 1926.1101, and 1915.1001
CPL 02-02-069 - Enforcement Procedures for the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
CPL 02-02-070 - Inspection Procedures for Occupational Exposure to Methylene Chloride
CPL 02-02-073 - Inspection Procedures for 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65, Paragraph (q): Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases
CPL 02-02-074 - Inspection Procedures for the Chromium (VI) Standards
CPL 02-02-078 - Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis
CPL 02-02-079 - Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)
CPL 03-00-008 - Combustible Dust Explosion Prevention Program
CPL 03-00-21 - Process Safety Management (PSM) Covered Facilities
OSH Enforcement Procedures, Memorandum
Delay of Enforcement of Beryllium Standards
Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer's Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Enforcement Guidance For Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified Under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
Enforcement Guidance on Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Enforcement of 29 CFR 1910.29(f)(1)(ii)(B) and 1910.29(f)(1)(iii)(A): Heights of Handrail and Stair Rail Systems
Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
HCS 01 - Clarifications on Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard
Interim Enforcement Guidance and Delay of Enforcement of the Beryllium Standards
MRH 01 - Monorail Hoists Enforcement Policies
NCDOL Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Use of Filtering Facepiece Respirators After Their Expiration Date
OSH Recordkeeping Memorandum: Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During COVID-19 Outbreak
Temporary Enforcement Policy: Certification Issued by Crane Institute Certification
Temporary Guidance on Migrant Housing for COVID-19 Impacted Workers
Updated Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Beryllium Standards
Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
OSH Enforcement Procedures, Field Operations Manual
FOM Chapter 01 - Purpose, Scope and Quality Management
FOM Chapter 02 - Compliance Programming
FOM Chapter 03 - Inspection Procedures
FOM Chapter 04 - Violations
FOM Chapter 05 - Citations
FOM Chapter 06 - Penalties
FOM Chapter 07 - Imminent Danger
FOM Chapter 08 - Fatality and Catastrophe Investigations
FOM Chapter 09 - Complaints, Referrals and Accidents
FOM Chapter 10 - Discrimination Complaints
FOM Chapter 11 - Agricultural Safety and Health Inspections
FOM Chapter 12 - Construction
FOM Chapter 13 - Informal Conferences, Contested Cases and Disclosures
FOM Chapter 14 - Safety and Health Programs and Committees
FOM Chapter 15 - Industrial Hygiene Compliance
FOM Chapter 17 - Ergonomics Inspection Procedures
FOM Chapter 18 - Maritime Inspection Procedures
OSH Enforcement Procedures, Operational Procedure Notice
OPN 088 - Special Emphasis Program for Logging and Arboriculture
OPN 091 - Delegation of Authority to Issue Citations
OPN 095 - Special Emphasis Program for Reinspection of Employers Who Have Had a Fatality in the Workplace
OPN 096 - Focused Inspections in Construction
OPN 101 - Third Party Litigation
OPN 107 - Enforcement Guidelines for the Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act
OPN 116 - Special Emphasis Program for Allegations of Chemical Hazards on Farms
OPN 118 - Administration of Variance Requests and Related Records
OPN 121 - Steel Erection Standard
OPN 122 - Special Emphasis Program for Communication Towers Special Emphasis Program
OPN 123 - Special Emphasis Program for Construction Activities
OPN 127 - Respirator Use Policy under the Cotton Dust Standard
OPN 128 - Public Sector Surveys and Inspections
OPN 129 - Interim Inspection Procedures for Blasting Operations in the Construction Industry
OPN 130 - Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans
OPN 132 - Special Emphasis Program for Long Term Care Facilities
OPN 135 - Special Emphasis Program for Exposures to Health Hazards
OPN 136 - 13 NCAC 7F .0202, North Carolina State-specific Rule Modifying 29 CFR 1926.28(a) - Personal Protective Equipment
OPN 140 - Special Emphasis Program for Food Manufacturing Facilities
OPN 141 - Enforcement Guidance for Conducting Heat-Related Illness Inspections and Issuing Citations
OPN 143 - Suitable Facilities for Drenching or Flushing the Eyes or Body
OPN 144 - In-compliance Letters and Certificates
OPN 145 - Special Emphasis Program for Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
OPN 146 - Temporary Worker Inspection Activity
OPN 147 - Logging Operations, Inspection Procedures and Interpretive Guidance
OPN 148 - Carbon Monoxide Exposure Documentation Guidelines
OPN 149 - Special Emphasis Program for Amputations
OSH Enforcement Procedures, Standards Notice
SN 01 - Textile Machinery
SN 07 - Laundry Machinery and Operations
SN 09 - Determining Hazardous (Classified) Locations in Unventilated Pits or Depressions Below Grade in Commercial Garages
SN 10 - Requirements for Portable Lamps in Vehicle Service Garages
SN 18 - Approved Containers to Store Flammable Liquids in General Industry
SN 19 - Class I and Class II, Division 2 Hazardous Locations for Spray Finishing
SN 24 - Scaffolding
SN 26 - Guarding of the Sides of Carding Machines Used in the Textile Industry
SN 28 - Drying Tumblers, Shakers and Washing Machines Interlocking Devices
SN 38 - Eye and Face Protection for Chemical Use
SN 44 - Upper and Lower Controls on Vehicle-mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
SN 49 - Ground-Fault Protection in Construction Operations
SN 52 - Conversion of, Modification of, and Additions to Industrial Trucks
SN 54 - Standby Personnel at Telecommunications Manhole
SN 55 - Facial Hair and Respirator Use
SN 56 - Heavy and Light Duty Pneumatic Staplers
SN 58 - Availability of and Access to Toilets and Hand Washing Facilities
SN 61 - Residential Construction - Foundation or Basement Excavations
SN 63 - Requirements for Workers Who Are Actively Conducting Operations in IDLH Atmospheres
SN 64 - Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Spray)
SN 65 - The Use of Warning Lines Alone For Fall Protection on Low Sloped Roofs
SN 66 - Spring Brake System or Dock Lock in lieu of Chocking as Means to Secure Trucks or Trailers at a Loading Dock
SN 67 - Applicability of the Permit Required Confined Spaces Standard to Concrete Mixing Trucks
SN 68 - Use of Non-NIOSH Approved Respirators for Voluntary Use
SN 70 - Revised ASTM Standards for Foot Protection
SN 72 - Security of Compressed Gas Cylinders at Compressed Gas Supplier and Distribution Facilities
SN 73 - Requirements for High-visibility Apparel and Enforcement of the Federal Highway Administration Regulation, 23 CFR 634.
SN 74 - Fall Protection Requirements for Work Involving Dry Laid Masonry Retaining Walls
SN 75 - Public Sector Establishments for Recordkeeping
SN 77 - Cyanide Antidotes
OSH Enforcement Procedures, Standard Directive
STD 01-05-008 - Bulk Oxygen Systems
STD 01-10-002 - Drains on Air Receivers, 29 CFR 1910.169(a)(2)(i) and (b)(2) Citation Guidance
STD 01-13-001 - Air Nozzle Pressure for Cleaning 29 CFR 1910.242(b) & 41 CFR 50-204B; Clarification of Effective Chip Guarding
STD 03-08-002 - Compressed Gas Cylinders 29 CFR 1926.350(a)(9)
STD 03-11-002 - Compliance Guidance for Fall Protection in Residential Construction
STD 1-11.6A - Disparity Between 29 CFR 1910.178(c)(2)(vii) and Table N-1, 29 CFR 1910.178(c)(2)
STD 1-11.7 - Securing Trucks or Trailers to Loading Docks