Authorized OSHA Trainers in North Carolina
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in North Carolina. However, you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in North Carolina and anywhere else in the USA and territories for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in NC and elsewhere. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in North Carolina and anywhere else in the USA and territories for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in NC and elsewhere. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in North Carolina are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses Accepted in North Carolina
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized. You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA, and are accepted in North Carolina as well as all other states and US territories.
Regulation of Workplace Safety & Health in NC
The State of North Carolina operates an approved State OSHA program (NCDOL) that regulates OSHA training in most NC workplaces. The North Carolina State plan was initially approved on February 1, 1973 (38 FR 3041). On December 18, 1996, federal OSHA announced the final approval of the North Carolina State plan pursuant to section 18(e) and amended Subpart I of 29 CFR part 1952 to reflect the Assistant Secretary’s decision.
NC OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
North Carolina’s State OSHA program has adopted many standards identical to federal ones. North Carolina has a limited number of state-specific standards. A list of these standards is provided below.
NCDOL state-specific standards for General Industry include:
- Hazardous Materials: 13 NCAC 07F.0103, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
- Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution: 13 NCAC 07F. 0105, Fall Protection
NCDOL state-specific standards for Construction Industry include:
- General Safety and Health Provisions: 13 NCAC 07F. 0202, PPE
- Occupational Health and Environmental Controls: 13 NCAC 07F. 0203, Non-ionizing Radiation
- Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment: 13 NCAC 07F .0204, Snap-hooks
- Steel Erection: 13 NCAC 07F. 0205, Fall Protection
- Power Transmission and Distribution: 13 NCAC 07F. 0206, PPE
- Toxic and Hazardous Substances: 13 NCAC 07F. 0207, Bloodborne Pathogens
Additional NCDOL state-specific standards:
- Communication Towers: 13 NCAC 07F .0600
- Blasting and Use of Explosives: 13 NCAC 07F .0700
- Agriculture: 13 NCAC 07F. 0302 (Scope is not affected by number of employees)
- Maritime: 13 NCAC 07F .0500 (Public Sector coverage only)
- Access to Medical Records 13 NCAC 7A .0900
NCDOL state specific rules are contained in Title 13 of the North Carolina Administrative Code. The NCDOL website provides additional information about the status of state-specific standards in the state. Links to federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
The North Carolina Department of Labor exercises jurisdiction over all private and public sector employers and employees within the State, with the exception of Federal employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS), private sector maritime activities, employment on Indian reservations, railroad employment, and enforcement on military bases, and the American National Red Cross, which are subject to Federal OSHA jurisdiction.
North Carolina OSHA Information
The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) is charged with promoting the “health, safety and general well-being” of most workers in the state. The department is divided into three divisions: Administration, Occupational Safety and Health, and Standards and Inspections. The Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) is responsible for administering the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Contact information for the NC OSH Division is:
North Carolina Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Division
The OSHA National Emergency Hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
Occupational Fatality Data (2020) – North Carolina
(1) – Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
North Carolina OSHA Training Resources
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Disclaimer: This information was originally obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond our control. Contact NC OSHA program staff directly to verify important information regarding OSHA training requirements in North Carolina