(a)  All safety and health committee members shall receive training and education based on the type of business activity in which the employer is involved and the scope of the committee's duties.  At a minimum, employers shall provide training regarding the following:

(1)           Hazard identification in the workplace.

(2)           Principles regarding effective accident and incident investigations.

(3)           Employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the Safety and Health Programs and Committees Act (G.S. 95-250 et al.) and the Mine Safety laws or OSHANC.

(4)           Recordkeeping requirements of the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act (G.S. 97-1 et seq.) and the Mine Safety laws or OSHANC.

(5)           The most common causes of on-the-job accidents.

(6)           The most frequently cited violations of either the Mine Safety laws or OSHANC.

(b)  There shall also be established for employees whether or not a safety and health committee is required:

(1)           A system for training and education of all employees in occupational safety and health hazards at the worksite.  The system shall contain specific requirements that new employees not be allowed to begin work, except when participating in carefully supervised on-the-job training, until thoroughly trained in the safe use of all applicable equipment and substances, and procedures relating to their workplace environment.

(2)           A system of training and education for any existing employee given a new work assignment.

(3)           A system of training and education for all affected employees when a new substance, process, procedure or piece of equipment is introduced into the workplace and presents a new hazard to safety or health.

(4)           A system of training and education for all affected employees when any new personal protective equipment or different work practice is used on existing hazards.

(5)           Training to comply with all applicable OSHA employee training requirements, including, but not limited within General Industry to Means of Egress; Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms; Occupational Health and Environmental Control; Hazardous Materials; Personal Protective Equipment; General Environmental Controls; Medical and First Aid; Fire Protection; Materials Handling and Storage; Machinery and Machine Guarding; Welding, Cutting and Brazing; Special Industries; Electrical; Commercial Diving Operations; Toxic and Hazardous Substances, and Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories; including, but not limited within the Construction Industry to General Safety and Health Provisions; Occupational Health and Environmental Controls; Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment; Fire Protection and Prevention; Signs, Signals, and Barricades; Tools - Hand and Power; Welding and Cutting; Electrical; Ladders and Scaffolding; Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors; Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations; Excavations; Concrete and Masonry Construction; Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams and Compressed Air; Demolitions; Blasting and Use of Explosives; Power Transmission Distribution; Stairways and Ladders; including, but not limited within Agriculture to Roll-Over Protective Structures, and Safety for Agricultural Equipment; and including, but not limited to the Process Safety Management Standard, the Confined Spaces Standard, Hazard Communication Standard, and the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

(c)  The required safety and health training shall be provided by someone trained to recognize, evaluate and control safety and health hazards.  The training may be provided on-site or off-site.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-254;

Eff. August 2, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.