(a) The Commissioner may adopt rules for the operation of the Carolina Star Program
in a manner that will promote safe and healthy workplaces throughout the State. The rules for the Carolina Star Program adopted by the Commissioner shall pertain
to the following matters:
(1) Upper management leadership and active and meaningful employee involvement.
(2) Systematic assessment of occupational hazards.
(3) Comprehensive hazard prevention, control, and mitigation programs.
(4) Employee safety and health training.
(5) Annual safety and health program evaluation.
(6) Star Annual Report.
(7) Attendance and active participation on Carolina Star Safety Conference Regional
Teams and conference related activities.
(b) Applications for participation in the Carolina Star Program shall be submitted
by the workplace's management. Applications shall include documentation establishing to the satisfaction of the
Commissioner that the employer meets all standards for Carolina Star Program participation.
(c) The Department shall provide for on-site evaluations, as resources allow, by Carolina
Star Program evaluation teams of each workplace that has applied to participate in
the Carolina Star Program to determine if the applicant's workplace complies with
the standards for Carolina Star Program participation.
(d) A workplace's continued participation in the Carolina Star Program shall be conditioned
on meeting the requirements and expectations established by the Carolina Star Program
Policies and Procedures Manual, Star Annual Report, and successful completion of periodic
on-site evaluations conducted by the Carolina Star Program evaluation team.
(e) During periods in which a workplace is a participant in the Carolina Star Program,
the workplace shall be exempt from inspections under G.S. 95-136; however, this exception shall not apply to inspections or investigations of the
workplace arising from complaints, referrals, fatalities, catastrophes, nonfatal accidents,
or significant toxic chemical releases.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.