New Jersey has adopted by reference the federal emergency action plan standards for public sector (state and local government) workplaces (NJAC 12:100-4.2). Federal and private sector employers are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and must comply with federal requirements. Public sector employers are subject to state requirements that are identical to the federal rule.
In addition, hospitals are required to comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code 101.
Federal OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in the private sector workplace. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD), Office of Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH), administers and enforces New Jersey's occupational safety requirements in public sector workplaces. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) administers and enforces occupational health requirements and all worker right-to-know requirements in public sector workplaces. The NFPA Life Safety Code is enforced by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.