NC DOL 2024 May-June Edition– In this edition of the Labor Ledger, Recognition Program Manager LaMont Smith provides an update covering the 16th annual Special Star Team Member training sessions held in March in Greensboro and Durham.

During the 2024 Workers’ Memorial Day held in April, we honored those employees in our state who have lost their lives while on the job.
Click here to read a joint statement regarding Workers’ Memorial Day from Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson and MaryBe McMillan, President of N.C. State AFL-CIO.

And don’t forget our columns “Retaliatory Rights,” “Deadly Mistakes” and “Workplace Worries” written by contributors Kevin Frye, Judyth Forte and Kisha Scotton!

NCDOL Conducts 16th Annual Special Star Team Member Training

The Special Star Team Member (SSTM) Program is North Carolina’s version of federal OSHA’s Special Government Employee (SGE) Program. The SSTM Program allows industry employees and qualified independent private sector safety and health professionals the opportunity to work together in partnership with the NCDOL Carolina Star Program during onsite Star Program evaluations.

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With summer quickly approaching, North Carolina’s weather transforms working outdoors into a hot and humid mess. These conditions greatly increase the chances of heat-related illnesses for those employees working outdoors. Visit NCDOL’s website to download an informational flyer to share with your employees that can help them to identify hazardous conditions as well as the signs and symptoms of impending heat illnesses.
Download Heat Stress PDF

Episode 69 features Jeff Wilson, Graphic Artist, Designer and Illustrator, Publications Bureau as he discusses his career of over 30 years at the N.C. Department of Labor.

Tune in to episode 70 of Inside NC Labor where we sit down with Debbie Rogers-Lowery, Safety Consultant, who walks us through her journey into the safety world and how she has made her mark on the safety community in North Carolina.