New Jersey OSHA laws & HR compliance analysis

New Jersey OSHA: What you need to know

New Jersey has its own worker safety law for state and local government workplaces only, approved by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Therefore, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers for workplace safety and health, which overrides any state health and safety laws and regulations in areas it addresses.
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The New Jersey Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health Act (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 34:6A-25et seq., NJ Admin. Code Sec. 12:100et seq.) covers public sector workplaces only (state and municipal governments, schools, etc.). The state public sector rules are administered jointly by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) (safety rules) and the Department of Health and Senior Services (health and worker chemical right-to-know rules) and provides for the development and enforcement of occupational safety standards for public employees.
New Jersey also has its own “worker right-to-know” law, the Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act, covering all public sector employers. While identical in many respects to the federal worker right-to-know law, the New Jersey law requires additional chemical container labeling and disclosure and surveying of environmentally hazardous substances.
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