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Standards Information and Activity

The status of OSH adoption of federal standards is below. A brief description or statement about each of these standards is included. The OSHA standards discussed can be accessed through OSHA's Law and Regulations page on the federal OSHA website.

OSHA Standards Recently Adopted

Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Slings (Materials Handling and Storage)

Final rule; Technical amendments - 29 CFR 1910.119 Appendix A & 29 CFR 1910.184. This final rule corrects the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number for methyl vinyl ketone in Appendix A of 29 CFR 1910.119 (PSM) and restores two figures in 29 CFR 1910.184 (Slings) that were inadvertently removed during prior rulemaking. This rule became effective in North Carolina on June 3, 2019.

Cranes and Derricks

Operator Qualification; Final rule - 29 CFR 1926.1427. This standard amends the crane operator qualification provision by removing the requirement for different levels of certification based on the rated lifting capacity of equipment. This rule also establishes minimum requirements for determining operator competency. This rule became effective in North Carolina on May 3, 2019.

Recordkeeping

Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA; Final Rule - 29 CFR 1904.4. This standard removed the requirements for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from the OSHA 300 and OSHA 301 forms. Recordkeeping standards are automatically incorporated into the North Carolina rules on the date issued in the Federal Register. This rule became effective on January 25, 2019.

Beryllium

Occupational Exposure to Beryllium; Final Rule - 29 CFR 1910.1024. This final rule adopts clarifying amendments regarding application of the general industry beryllium standard to materials containing trace amounts of beryllium. This rule became effective in North Carolina on November 7, 2018.

Occupational Exposure to Beryllium; Final rule - 29 CFR 1910.1024. This final rule extends compliance dates for certain ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard. This rule became effective in North Carolina on December 12, 2018.

OSH Division State Specific Rules

The OSH Division state specific rules are contained in Title 13 of the North Carolina Administrative Code.

Compliance Dates

The following is a list of recent and upcoming compliance dates for standards recently adopted by North Carolina.  The chart can be sorted by subject or date.

Subject

Standard

Provision

Compliance Date

Recordkeeping

1904.41

Electronic submission of 2018 injury and illness data to OSHA Injury Tracking Application

3/2/2019

Beryllium, general industry and maritime

1910.1024; 1915.1024

All provisions, except engineering controls and change rooms and showers

3/12/2018

Beryllium, construction*

1926.1124

All provisions, except change rooms and engineering controls

3/12/2018

Beryllium, general industry and maritime*

1910.1024(i); 1915.1024(i)

Change rooms and showers

3/11/2019

Beryllium, construction*

1926.1124(i)

Change rooms

3/11/2019

Beryllium, general industry and maritime*

1910.1024(f); 1915.1024(f)

Engineering controls

3/10/2020

Beryllium, construction*

1926.1124(f)

Engineering controls

3/10/2020

Silica, general industry (maritime is identical to general industry)

1910.1053(i)(1)(i)

Medical surveillance: Exposed = or > Action Level (AL) but below the PEL

6/23/2020

Silica, general industry (maritime is identical to general industry)

1910.1053(f)

Hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas industry: Engineering controls

6/23/2021

* Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) only enforced for maritime and construction