§ 95-126 Short title and legislative purpose
§ 95-127 Definitions
§ 95-128 Coverage
§ 95-129 Rights and duties of employers
§ 95-130 Rights and duties of employees
§ 95-131 Development and promulgation of standards; adoption of federal standards and regulations
§ 95-132 Variances
§ 95-133 Office of Director of Occupational Safety and Health; powers and duties of the Director
§ 95-134 Advisory Council
§ 95-135 North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
§ 95-136 Inspections
§ 95-136.1 Special emphasis inspection program
§ 95-137 Issuance of citations
§ 95-138 Civil penalties
§ 95-139 Criminal penalties
§ 95-140 Procedures to counteract imminent dangers
§ 95-141 Judicial review
§ 95-142 Legal representation of the Department of Labor
§ 95-143 Record keeping and reporting
§ 95-144 Statistics
§ 95-145 Reports to the Secretary
§ 95-146 Continuation and effectiveness of this Article
§ 95-147 Training and employee education
§ 95-148 Safety and health programs of State agencies and local governments
§ 95-149 Authority to enter into contracts with other State agencies and subdivisions of government
§ 95-150 Assurance of adequate funds to enforce Article
§ 95-151 Discrimination
§ 95-152 Confidentiality of trade secrets
§ 95-154 Authorization for similar safety and health federal-state programs
§ 95-155 Construction of Article and severability
§ 95-156 Handling of dangerous antineoplastic agents
§ 95-157 Carolina Star Program

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 95 > Article 16

  • Advisory Council: The Advisory Council or body established under this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Antineoplastic agent: A chemotherapy drug or cytotoxic drug used to treat cancer patients and some non-cancer patients. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Carolina Star Program: A voluntary program designed to recognize work sites that implement effective safety and health management systems and that meet standards adopted by the Commissioner pursuant to G. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Classified service: A position included in the State Merit System of Personnel Administration subject to the laws, rules and regulations of the State Personnel Board as administered by the State Personnel Director and as set forth in Chapter 126 of the General Statutes. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Commission: North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission established under this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Commissioner: The Commissioner of Labor of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Day: A calendar day unless otherwise noted. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Department: The North Carolina Department of Labor of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Deputy Commissioner: The Deputy Commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Labor, who is appointed by the Commissioner to aid and assist the Commissioner in the performance of his duties. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Director: The officer or agent appointed by the Commissioner of Labor for the purpose of assisting in the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Employee: An employee of an employer who is employed in a business or other capacity of his or her employer, including any and all business units and agencies owned and/or controlled by the employer. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Employer: A person engaged in a business who has employees, including any state or political subdivision of a state, but does not include the employment of domestic workers employed in the place of residence of his or her employer. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Established federal standard: Any operative occupational safety and health standard established by any agency of the United States and presently in effect, or contained in any act of Congress in force on the date of enactment of this Article, and adopted by the Secretary of Labor under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal Act: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-596, 91st Congress, Act of December 29, 1970, 84 Stat. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Imminent danger: Any conditions or practices in any place of employment which are such that a danger exists which could reasonably be expected to cause death, or serious physical harm immediately or before the imminence of such danger can be eliminated through the enforcement procedures otherwise provided by this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Issue: An industrial, occupational or hazard grouping. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • oath: shall be construed to include "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Occupational safety and health standard: A standard which requires conditions, or the adoption or use of one or more practices, means, methods, safety devices, operations or processes reasonably necessary and appropriate to provide safe and healthful employment and places of employment, and shall include all occupational safety and health standards adopted and promulgated by the Secretary which also may be and are adopted by the State of North Carolina under the provisions of this Article. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: One or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, business trusts, legal representatives. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of such official seal, made upon the paper alone, as well as an impression made by means of a wafer or of wax affixed thereto. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Secretary: The United States Secretary of Labor. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Serious violation: A violation that shall be deemed to exist in a place of employment if there is a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a condition which exists, or from one or more practices, means, methods, operations, or processes which have been adopted or are in use at such place of employment, unless the employer did not know, and could not, with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of the presence of the violation. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: The State of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 95-127
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • United States: shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.