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

Beryllium

Occupational Exposure to Berylium; Final Rule - 29 CFR 1910.1024, 29 CFR 1915.1024 & 29 CFR 1926.1124. The OSH Division adopted this rule verbatim with an effective date of July 1, 2017.

Silica, Respirable Crystalline

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Final Rule - 29 CFR 1910.1053, 29 CFR 1915.1053 & 29 CFR 1926.1153. The OSH Division reviewed this rule and adopted it verbatim with an effective date of September 2, 2016.

Recordkeeping

29 CFR Part 1904 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements - Electronic submission of injury and illness records to OSHA; Final Rule - Recordkeeping standards are automatically incorporated into the North Carolina rules on the date issued in the Federal Register. This rule became effective on January 1, 2017.

Walking-Working Surfaces

Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems); Final Rule. This final rule updates the general industry standards on walking-working surface hazards to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards. This rule became effective in North Carolina on May 1, 2017.

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

Silica, construction

1926.1153

All obligations, except sample analysis

06/23/17

Walking and Working Surfaces, general industry

1910.30

Employee training requirements

09/01/17

Recordkeeping

1904.41

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

12/15/17

Beryllium, general industry and maritime

1910.1024; 1915.1024

All provisions, except engineering controls and change rooms and showers

03/12/18

Beryllium, construction

1926.1124

All provisions, except change rooms and engineering controls

03/12/18

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

1910.1053

All provisions, except hydraulic fracturing and medical surveillance

06/23/18

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

1910.1053(i)(1)(i)

Medical surveillance: Exposed > PEL for 30 or more calendar days in any 12 consecutive months

06/23/18

Silica, construction

1926.1153(d)(2)(v)

Methods of sample analysis

06/23/18

Beryllium, general industry and maritime

1910.1024(i); 1915.1024(i)

Change rooms and showers

03/11/19

Beryllium, construction

1926.1124(i)

Change rooms

03/11/19

Beryllium, general industry and maritime

1910.1024(f); 1915.1024(f)

Engineering controls

03/10/20

Beryllium, construction

1926.1124(f)

Engineering controls

03/10/20

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

1910.1053(i)(1)(i)

Medical surveillance: Exposed = or > AL, but

06/23/20

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

1910.1053(f)

Hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas industry: Engineering controls

06/23/21