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The North Carolina General Assembly in 1992 passed the first of five bills in a package designed to strengthen North Carolina's worker safety standards.
After the worst workplace safety disaster in state history, the 1991 Hamlet chicken plant fire, the General Assembly strengthened OSHA by passing stricter laws, hiring more inspectors, and levying a non-compliance penalty on local governments.
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, was passed by Congress in 1970 and signed into law by President Nixon. This article presents information on the law's implications for North Carolina.