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South Carolina has an official “State Plan” administered by the South Carolina Occupational (SC OSHA) under the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

In addition, SC OSHA encompasses private sector and state and local government workplaces in the state except for:

  1. Maritime employment, including shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring;
  2. Contract workers and contractor-operated facilities engaged in United States Postal Service (USPS) mail operations;
  3. Employment on military bases;
  4. Private sector employment at Area D of the Savannah River Site (power generation and transmission facilities operated by South Carolina Electric and Gas) and at the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority;
  5. The enforcement of the field sanitation standard (29 CFR 1928.110) and the temporary labor camps standard (29 CFR 1910.142) concerning any agricultural establishment where workers are engaged in “agricultural employment” within the meaning of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, 29 USC. 1802(3) – regardless of the number of workers – including workers engaged in hand packing of produce into containers, whether done on the ground, on a moving machine, or in a temporary packing shed. South Carolina retains enforcement responsibility over agricultural temporary labor camps for workers engaged in egg, poultry, or red meat production or the post-harvest processing of agricultural or horticultural commodities;
  6. All working conditions of aircraft cabin crew members onboard aircraft in operation; and
  7. Any hazard, industry, geographical area, operation, or facility over which SC OSHA cannot effectively exercise jurisdiction for reasons unrelated to the plan’s required performance or structure.
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State Plan Standards

Although SC OSHA adheres to the same rules and standards as OSHA that are relevant to employment in the private sector and by state and municipal governments, it has also approved the following special standards:

General Industry

  • Spray Finishing Using Flammable, Combustible, and Other Hazardous Materials
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Powered Industrial Trucks

Construction

  • Excavations
  • General Safety and Health Requirements

Construction Industry Statistics in South Carolina

The $246.3 billion state GDP of South Carolina was supported by construction to the tune of $12.6 billion (5.1%). In 2017, there were 9,690 construction companies in South Carolina.

In South Carolina, private nonresidential spending reached $5.5 billion in 2019. $4.5 billion was spent on state and municipal expenses.

South Carolina had 106,900 construction jobs as of July 2020, down 0.1% from July 2019 and 16% from the state’s peak in October 2006.

According to the 2020 AGC-Autodesk Workforce Survey, on June 30, 2020, 60% of U.S. businesses had open hourly craft positions.

In 2019, the median salary for four out of the top five most prevalent construction occupations in South Carolina exceeded the state’s average wage for all employees.

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Labor Laws in South Carolina

Fair Employment PracticesEmployers with 15 or more employees must abide by the South Carolina Human Affairs Law (SCHAL). Employment discrimination based on protected traits, such as race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, and disability, is illegal under the SCHAL.

The SCHAL forbids retaliation against people who resist discrimination and harassment based on certain protected traits.
Pregnancy AccommodationAccording to the South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act, employers with 15 or more employees must make reasonable accommodations for those with medical needs connected to pregnancy, childbirth, or other conditions.
E-VerifyAll employers are required under the South Carolina Illegal Immigration and Reform Act to conduct an E-Verify employment eligibility check on each new hire within three business days of the hire date.
Drug TestingThe employer must keep the findings of pre-employment drug tests confidential under state law.
Child LaborAll minors are not allowed to work in hazardous occupations, such as those that involve making or keeping explosives, operating a car or acting as a driver's helper, logging, operating a sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill, operating, maintaining, or cleaning specific power-driven machines and equipment, or being exposed to radioactive materials or ionizing radiation.
Health Care ContinuationAccording to the South Carolina Health Care Continuation Coverage Law, a group health insurance policy must provide continuation coverage for all workers or members who have been continuously covered for at least six months and whose coverage has been terminated for any reason.
Wage Notices and DeductionsAn employer is required to provide written notice of the standard working hours and agreed-upon compensation, the time and location of payment, and any deductions that will be made from the wages, such as payments to insurance programs, to each employee at the time of hire.The only exceptions to this rule are where the deductions are mandated by state or federal law or when the employer has given the employee written notice of the deduction's amount and conditions.
Pay StatementsEach employee must get an itemized statement from the employer with five or more employees for each pay period detailing their gross pay and any deductions.
Leaves of AbsenceA few rules regarding mandated vacation time and employee leaves of absence exist in South Carolina. Maternity leave, jury duty leave, crime victim leave, military leave, emergency responder leave, isolation/quarantine leave, and bone marrow donor leave are among the laws that fall under this category.
Smoke-Free WorkplaceThe South Carolina Clean Indoor Air Act forbids smoking in specific public indoor spaces, including arenas, auditoriums, lifts, health care facilities (apart from employee break rooms), and establishments that provide services for children.
Safe Driving PracticesIn South Carolina, it is illegal for drivers to use a wireless electronic communication device to write, transmit, or read text messages while operating a motor vehicle unless they do so hands-free or call for emergency assistance.
Final PayEmployers must pay all owed wages to dismissed workers (voluntary or involuntary) within 48 hours of the moment of termination or on the following regularly scheduled payday but by 30 days after the termination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety supervisor, Safety manager, Site safety and health officer, Forklift operator, Foreman, Electrical technician etc.

There is no stated expiry date by OSHA. However, employees must renew their OSHA cards every five years due to specific changes in occupational standards.

Yes, an Online OSHA 30-hour training course is accepted in South Carolina.

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