New Jersey does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector workplaces in the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.
The state has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for public sector (state and local government) workplaces, and has adopted by reference the federal rules for powered industrial trucks, including forklifts, in general industry (NJAC 12:100-4.2).
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development/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 administers and enforces occupational health requirements and all worker right-to-know requirements in public sector workplaces.