Workplace injuries would be a lot more common if there weren’t well-thought-out safety regulations in place that are rigorously enforced by the government. However, safety standards aren’t set in stone – in order to be as effective as possible, they need to be reviewed regularly.
The State of North Carolina has a State Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health, composed of representatives from various labor sectors. Longtime NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry presides over the body, which is supposed to meet at least twice a year to discuss health and safety standards. This council has not met in at least five years.