New Jersey Fall Protection (Construction) laws & safety compliance analysis

New Jersey Fall Protection (Construction): What you need to know

COMPARISON: STATE VS FEDERAL

New Jersey has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program, but it applies only to the public sector (state and municipal government offices and operations). This means that private sector workplaces (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. Public sector employers in New Jersey are governed by a federally approved state occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state’s Public Employees’ Occupational Safety and Health Act has adopted the federal fall protection standards by reference.

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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration administers and enforces fall protection requirements in the private sector workplace. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development administers and enforces fall protection requirements in public sector workplaces.


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