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North Carolina OSHA 30-Hour Training for General Industry is designed for supervisors and safety professionals in most fields other than construction. The course is 100% online and meets all North Carolina OSHA training requirements.

Upon course completion, you will earn a North Carolina OSHA certificate and an official OSHA 30 DOL card. Your DOL card will be printed on durable plastic and is accepted nationwide as proof of training.

About NC OSHA 30-Hour Training for General Industry

Training Standards

Satisfies Training Standards for:

North Carolina State Plan and OSHA Part 1910

General Industry Supervisors

Designed for:

General Industry Supervisors in North Carolina

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NC OSHA Certificate and Wallet-Sized OSHA 30 Card Printed on Durable Plastic

Who Needs 30-Hour North Carolina OSHA Training for General Industry?

The 30-Hour North Carolina OSHA course is designed for supervisors and safety professionals in most industries not classified as construction. This includes manufacturing, warehousing, health care and more. Throughout the course, you will receive extensive training on workplace health and safety topics, including specific requirements found in the North Carolina State Plan.

North Carolina businesses must comply with the safety and health requirements set forth in the State Plan, which applies to most private sector employers within the state. Examples of employees outside of NC OSHA’s jurisdiction include federal employees and offshore maritime workers.

Wherever North Carolina OSHA standards differ from federal OSHA standards, North Carolina employers must comply with the state-specific rules.

Learning Objectives

Throughout the course, you will learn about key safety and health topics, including NC OSHA requirements and federal OSHA guidelines for general industry employees.

Upon completion of NC OSHA training, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Explain the relationship between federal OSHA and North Carolina OSHA requirements
  • Define North Carolina OSHA HAZWOPER requirements
  • Summarize PPE requirements for situations including power transmission, fall protection and working with hazardous substances
  • Outline procedures to protect yourself from non-ionizing radiation and bloodborne pathogens
  • Define the hazards of blasting and explosives
  • Summarize North Carolina OSHA agriculture safety requirements
  • Explain how to access medical records

You'll also learn about the following topics related to federal OSHA:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hazard Communication
  • Material Handling
  • Machine Guarding
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing
  • Intro to Industrial Hygiene
  • Ergonomics
  • Portable Power Tools and Other Handheld Equipment

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NC OSHA Course Outline

NC OSHA 30-Hour Training for General Industry includes nine modules on North Carolina-specific requirements. You can find an overview of each module below.

Module 1: Introduction to Federal and North Carolina OSHA

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Brief OSHA Review
  • OSHA State Plans
  • NC OSHA Regulations vs. Federal OSHA Regulations

Module 2: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Definition of HAZWOPER
  • HAZWOPER PPE Requirements
  • Training Requirements
  • Spill Response and Clean Up

Module 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Overview of the PPE Standard
  • PPE Types
  • Use of Life-Saving Equipment
  • PPE for Power Transmission
  • Fall Protection for Steel Erection

Module 4: Non-Ionizing Radiation

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Types of Radiation
  • PPE Requirements
  • Lasers

Module 5: Bloodborne Pathogens

Topics covered in Module 5 include:

  • Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS
  • PPE Requirements
  • Exposure Incidents
  • Recordkeeping

Module 6: Communication Towers

Topics covered in Module 6 include:

  • Overview of Hazards
  • Hazard Identification
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Hoists and Gin Poles
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training Requirements

Module 7: Blasting and Use of Explosives

Topics covered in Module 7 include:

  • Blasting Hazards
  • Blaster Qualifications
  • Storage and Loading of Explosives
  • Transportation of Explosives
  • Safe Use and Inspection of Explosives

Module 8: Agriculture

Topics covered in Module 8 include:

  • Farm Equipment
  • Sanitation Requirements
  • Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau

Module 9: Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records

Topics covered in Module 9 include:

  • Employee Exposure Records
  • Employee Access to Records

Testing Requirements

North Carolina 30-Hour Training for General Industry includes 30 hours of OSHA-authorized training and three additional hours of training specific to North Carolina OSHA. To earn your North Carolina OSHA certificate and OSHA 30 card, you will need to pass end-of-module quizzes and two final exams.

NC OSHA Testing

The North Carolina OSHA portion of the course includes nine end-of-module quizzes and a final exam. Each quiz has five questions, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to earn a passing score of 80% or higher.

The final exam contains 20 questions and has a time limit of 180 minutes. To pass the exam, you must earn a score of 70% or higher. Like the quizzes, you can retake the exam as many times as needed until you pass.

OSHA Outreach Testing

The federal OSHA portion of the course includes nine end-of-module quizzes and a final exam. You have up to three attempts to pass each quiz with a score of 70% or higher.

If you do not pass a quiz within the allotted three tries, you will be locked out of the course. To resume your training, contact our support team. Three unlocks are permitted throughout the duration of the course. If you are locked out of the course a fourth time, you will be required to re-register for the course and restart your training.

You will have 180 minutes to pass the 20-question final exam. You have up to three attempts to pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher. If you do not pass the exam within three attempts, you will need to re-register for the course and start from the beginning.


What is the difference between North Carolina OSHA and federal OSHA?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. At the federal level, OSHA creates standards that ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers across the country.

Some states, such as North Carolina, have created State Plans. These plans are OSHA-approved workplace safety and health programs that the state individually operates. North Carolina OSHA is one of those plans.

Will my North Carolina certificate and OSHA 30 card expire?

Your North Carolina certificate and OSHA 30 card will never expire. Some employers may require you to complete refresher training every few years to make sure you are up to date on workplace safety and health protocols. You should speak to your employer for more information on refresher training requirements.

How long will it take to complete the course?

This course contains 30 hours of federal OSHA Outreach Training and three hours of North Carolina-specific training. The program will take you at least 33 hours to complete.

OSHA has mandated that students can spend no more than 7.5 hours per day in OSHA Outreach training. This means that you will spend at least four days completing the federal OSHA portion your training. North Carolina OSHA training does not count toward the 7.5-hour daily limit.

What is an OSHA 30 DOL card?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issues OSHA 30 cards to workers who complete 30 hours of OSHA Outreach training on industry-specific workplace safety topics.

The OSHA 30 card is wallet-sized and printed on durable plastic. You can present your card nationwide as proof of training.

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When will I receive my North Carolina OSHA certificate and OSHA 30 DOL Card?

Once you have successfully completed North Carolina OSHA training, your certificate of completion and OSHA Outreach certificate will be available for instant download. Your official plastic OSHA 30 DOL card will be mailed to you, typically within six to eight weeks of completing the course.

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