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 - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
CPL 02 (DIR 2021-02) - Inspection Procedures for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard
CPL 02-00-051 - Appropriations Act
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 02-00-135 - Recordkeeping Policies and Procedures Manual
CPL 02-00-147 - Control of Hazardous Energy
CPL 02-00-151 - Commercial Diving
CPL 02-00-154 - Longshoring and Marine Terminal "Tool Shed" Directive
CPL 02-00-155 - inspection Scheduling for Construction
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 02-00-165 - Compliance Directive for the Excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P
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 02-01-038 - Enforcement of the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard
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 02-01-055 - Marine Cargo Gear Standard and 29 CFR 1919 Certification
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 02-01-062 - Site-Specific Targeting (SST)
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 02-02-071 - Technical Enforcement and Assistance Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Site and RCRA Corrective Action Clean-up Operations
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 02-02-080 - Inspection Procedures for Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards
CPL 03-00-008 - Combustible Dust Explosion Prevention Program
CPL 03-00-018 - National Emphasis Program – Primary Metal Industries
CPL 03-00-021 - Process Safety Management (PSM) Covered Facilities