NC Legislature Codifies Carolina Star
The most recent edition of the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) Labor Ledger (September-October 2018) reports that the state's workplace safety and health recognition program, Carolina Star, has been written into state law, making it a permanent part of workplace safety and health and protected from elimination by future administrations.
The Carolina Star Program models the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) administered by federal OSHA. Carolina Star Companies surpass the stringent requirements of the program and are leaders in workplace safety and health. North Carolina recognizes 145 worksites that have achieved Star status, making the Carolina Star Program the largest state-based VPP in the nation.
North Carolina is one of the first states to adopt codification language of its VPP along with Virginia, Indiana, Arizona and Maryland