Carolina Star Program

About NCDOL's Carolina Star Program

N.C. Department of Labor's Carolina Star Program is administered through its Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau of the Occupational Safety and Health Division. The Carolina Star Program is designed to recognize employers and employees who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates that meet the criteria for participation.

North Carolina offers the following Star Programs

  • Carolina Star: Recognizes worksites that are self-sufficient in their ability to control hazards at the worksite.

  • Rising Star: Recognizes worksites that have good safety and health programs but must take additional steps to achieve Carolina Star quality.

  • Public Sector Star: Designed to recognize state agencies and local governments for their leadership and success in providing a safe and healthy work environment.

  • Building Star: Recognizes construction worksites and/or companies (including general contractors and subcontractors) that have Carolina Star quality safety and health programs but require demonstration of approaches and procedures that differ from current Carolina Star requirements.