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General Guidelines for Responding to a Regulatory Agency

Responding to Regulatory Agency Visits


Public Law 91-596, enacted by the Congress in December 1970, entitled the "Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970," authorizes and directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor to promulgate rules and regulations governing occupational safety and health standards. The Federal standards and regulations have been adopted by the North Carolina Department of Labor, and are applicable to North Carolina State University.

Please refer to General Guidelines for Responding to a Regulatory Agency and Responding to Regulatory Agency Visits for more information.


The standards and regulations are to assure every working man and woman safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.


All faculty, staff, students, contractors, cooperative agencies and visitors to NCSU must comply with all applicable environmental health and safety standards and regulations. Also, they must comply with all University policies and procedures as defined in this manual.

The staff and faculty of each facility are responsible for following safe work practices. Principal investigators and other supervisory personnel must review the hazards of all chemical and physical agents and processes for health, safety, or fire hazards. This must be done before any experiment or work assignment begins. EH&S is available to provide any assistance that may be requested.

Scope of Coverage

The state occupational safety and health standards may be found in 29CFR1910, North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Standard for General Industry. These standards encompass the following:

  • Walking/Working Surfaces
  • 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 and Fire Protection Systems
  • Compressed Gas and Compressed Air Equipment
  • Materials Handling and Storage Machinery and Machine
  • Guarding Hand and Portable Powered Tools
  • Welding,Cutting and Brazing
  • Special Industries
  • Electrical

Additional University Safety Requirements

Certain activities and processes affecting the safety of personnel at NCSU are the subject of additional policies, procedures, and regulations of the University over and above the statutory regulations. These policies and procedures are contained in various University documents including the following:

All of these documents are available by contacting the EH&S at 515-6858, 6859 or 2894.