The North Carolina Plan is developmental. The following is the schedule of the developmental steps provided by the Plan:
It is estimated that the draft bill will be enacted by April 1, 1973.
The Federal standards will be adopted on the date the bill is ratified.
A refresher course for inspectors will begin sixty (60) days after the enactment of the draft
Merit system examinations of current department of labor personnel will be completed within sixty (60)
days after Federal acceptance of the State Plan.
The hiring of new personnel in both the department of labor and the State board of health will begin
thirty (30) days after the department is assured that State and Federal funds are available. Tentative plans provide for both agencies to be fully
staffed within six (6) months after the enactment of the bill.
All new personnel will receive official OSHA training in the National Institute of Training. Employment
dates will generally correspond to dates established for the Institute schools.
Employers and employees will be notified of the availability of consultative services within ninety
(90) days after ratification of the draft bill.
The Department of Labor will initiate a developmental plan for a "Management Information System" on
the date of Plan approval. This program is to be fully implemented in ninety (90) days after enactment of the proposed legislation.
The enforcement of standards will begin ninety (90) days after ratification of the draft bill.
A State Compliance Operations Manual is to be completed ninety (90) days after ratification of the
The Commissioner will begin issuing administrative "rules and regulations" when necessary as stated in
the draft bill ninety (90) days after ratification of the draft bill. Meanwhile, the Federal rules and regulations will be adopted and applied until
the State rules and regulations are acceptable.
Safety programs for State employees will begin one (1) year and ninety (90) days after ratification of
the draft bill, with full implementation scheduled a year later.
Safety programs for large counties and municipalities with over 10,000 population will be initiated
ninety (90) days after draft bill ratification. Full implementation will occur one (1) year later.
Safety programs for other counties and municipalities with 4,000 to 10,000 population will be initiated
within two (2) years and ninety (90) days after Plan grant is approved. Full implementation will occur three (3) years after grant award.
Safety programs for towns and other governing units having between 1,000 and 4,000 population will be
initiated within two (2) years and ninety (90) days after Plan grant is approved, with full implementation within three years after grant
A State "Safety and Health" poster will be prepared within ninety (90) days after ratification of the
The State of North Carolina will be fully operational with respect to agriculture 1 year and 90 days
after enactment of the draft bill.
[38 FR 3042, Feb. 1, 1973. Redesignated at 51 FR 2488, Jan. 17, 1986]