New Jersey OSHA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey OSHA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq. and regulations at 29 CFR 1904, 29 CFR 1910, and 29 CFR 1926

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New Jersey Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health Act (PEOSH Act), New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 34:6A-25 et seq., and regulations at New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 12:100-1.1 to 12:100-17.3 (safety and health rules) and 12:110-1.1 to 12:110-9.3.3 (inspections, recordkeeping, and other procedural rules)

Public sector employers:

Definition of public sector employer: NJSA 34:6A-27 and NJAC 12:110-2.1

Compliance: NJSA 34:6A-33

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act, NJSA 34:5A-1 et seq., regulations at NJAC 8:59-1.1 to 8:59-11.9, and NJAC 8:59 Appendices A and B

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health Office of Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health (OPEOSH)

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health PEOSH and Worker Right-to-Know Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplaces are governed by the federal OSH Act.

Public sector (government offices and operations) employers in New Jersey are governed by a federally approved state occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state's PEOSH Act has adopted the federal standards by reference. For more ...


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