About South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, S.C. 29211
South Carolina is one of 26 states and territories which administers its own occupational safety and health program through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The state occupational safety and health act requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthy worksite which is free of hazards which may cause injuries and illnesses to workers.
The S.C. OSHA office conducts inspections of businesses to assure compliance with the law with a staff of 17 safety inspectors and 12 industrial hygienists.
To help achieve the objective of the OSHA Act for safe and healthy worksites, South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation conducts the Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The survey helps identify industries with comparatively high rates of injuries and illnesses.
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation no longer produces the South Carolina Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Survey publication or the South Carolina Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries publication. The survey and fatality data are now available on this web page.