South Carolina State OSHA Program: Ensuring Workplace Safety and Health
The South Carolina OSHA program is known as the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) - OSHA Division. The LLR administers and enforces workplace safety and health regulations in the state. The South Carolina OSHA program operates under an agreement with the federal OSHA, allowing it to have its own set of standards and regulations that must be as effective as the federal counterparts.
Under the South Carolina state plan, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. The LLR - OSHA Division conducts inspections, investigates complaints, and provides education and outreach programs to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
It's important to note that state plans can have specific regulations and standards that differ from the federal OSHA standards. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on workplace safety and health regulations in South Carolina, I recommend visiting the official website of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation or contacting their offices directly.
Iowa OSHA, also known as IOSH, operates under a state plan that is approved by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This means that IOSH has its own regulations and enforcement authority, which are at least as effective as the federal OSHA standards.
Except for the following, SC OSHA applies to private sector and state and local government workplaces in the state:
1. Maritime employment, including shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring;
2. Contract workers and contractor-operated facilities engaged in United States Postal Service (USPS) mail operations;
3. Employment on military bases;
4. Private sector employment at Area D of the Savannah River Site
5. The enforcement of the field sanitation standard (29 CFR 1928.110) and the temporary labor camps standard (29 CFR 1910.142) with respect to any agricultural establishment where workers are engaged in "agricultural employment
6. All working conditions of aircraft cabin crewmembers onboard aircraft in operation;
7. Any hazard, industry, geographical area, operation or facility over which SC OSHA is unable to effectively exercise jurisdiction for reasons not related to the required performance or structure of the plan.
State Plan Standards
SC OSHA has identically adopted OSHA standards and regulations applicable to private sector and state and local government employment. SC OSHA has adopted the following unique standards:
- Spray Finishing Using Flammable, Combustible, and Other Hazardous Materials
- Respiratory Protection
- Powered Industrial Trucks
- General Safety and Health Requirements