South Carolina is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The state occupational safety and health act requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthy worksite which is free of hazards which may cause injuries and illnesses to workers.
The SC OSHA office conducts inspections of businesses to assure compliance with the law with a staff of 17 safety inspectors and 12 industrial hygienists.
State Consultation Program Employers who want help in recognizing and correcting safety and health hazards and in improving their safety and health programs may obtain it from a free consultation service largely funded by OSHA. The service is delivered by state governments using well-trained professional staff. To increase the usefulness of this effort, OSHA recently broadened the scope of these services. The program not only addresses immediate problems but also offers more advice and help in maintaining continued protection.
Federal OSHA Resources for the Construction Industry Differences in OSH construction standards in South Carolina from federal OSHA standards. - South Carolina has adopted the Federal OSHA Standards verbatim, with a few exceptions. Differences between S.C. and Federal Standards follow. OSHA Checklist for the Construction Industry - The objective of this checklist is to make employers and employees aware of many of the factors to be considered when construction work is done. This book is only a guide and does not necessarily assure that all standards have been complied with. The checklist is designed in such a manner that a negative answer to any question indicates an area of safety concern. If, by using this questionnaire, you determine that a problem exists, or if a question of concern should arise, contact the Office of OSHA Voluntary Programs South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation 3600 Forest Drive (1st Floor) P.O. Box 11329 Columbia, South Carolina 29211-1329 (803) 734-9599.