Safety and Health
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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.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
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.