S.C. OSHA Holding Stakeholder Meeting

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (S.C. OSHA) will hold its quarterly informal stakeholder meeting to solicit comments and suggestions on various health and safety topics.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 8, 2011, in the Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building, room 107, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, S.C. Subsequent 2011 meetings are scheduled at 10 a.m. for the second Tuesday of June and September.

Stakeholder meetings serve as a gateway for employers to have informal, yet proactive, discussions with S.C. OSHA. These discussions will provide S.C. OSHA with information specific to S.C. industries that will aid in the implementation of practices or adoption of standards that will help employers reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.

At each meeting, S.C. OSHA will be prepared to discuss occupational safety and health standards being considered for adoption and other issues of interest to the stakeholder community. Please let us know of any subject that you would like placed on the agenda.

Under S.C. Code of Laws Section 41-15-80, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. S.C. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for South Carolina's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.