Additional Assistance for Agriculture

If the employer still has questions regarding the OSHA standards or North Carolina state-specific standards, they can receive interpretive guidance on any OSH standard or topic by using the Ask OSH web form, e-mailing to ask.osh@labor.nc.gov, or by calling 919-707-7876.

Additional resource information can be found on the A-Z safety and health topics pages and Industry Guide 50, OSHA Agriculture Industry Standards Requiring Programs, Inspections, Procedures, Records and/or Training, which provides requirements for standards related to agriculture and recordkeeping. Example safety and health programs and presentations along with agriculture publications are available to assist the employer in meeting standards requirements. Specifically, the brochure on top ten most frequently cited serious violations can be useful in identifying frequently cited violations by industry. For more information regarding the required state and federal workplace posters, go the NCDOL State and Federal workplace posters webpage.

The agricultural safety and health (ASH) bureau can assist you with your safety and health program. The bureau’s safety experts are trained to help you, our N.C. growers, identify and eliminate all hazards. They can show you how taking the time to train your employees, by encouraging discussions with them and rewarding them for excellence, can build trust and foster a safety culture that prevents injuries and illnesses on the job. In addition, the NCDOL Library offers free safety and health videos and the education, training and technical assistance bureau provides free online safety and health training.