New Jersey Enforcement laws & safety compliance analysis

New Jersey Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The federal OSH Act governs workplace safety and health in private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplaces. New Jersey has a federally approved occupational safety and regulatory program for public sector (government offices and operations) employers only.

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Administration and enforcement. The civil penalties for violations of the PEOSH Act are same as federal civil penalties; the state has not adopted penalties for criminal violations under the PEOSH Act. The state has adopted its own penalties for violations of the WCRKA. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in the private sector workplace. LWD administers and enforces occupational safety requirements in public sector workplaces, and DHSS administers and enforces workplace chemical right-to-know rules. The Division of State Police implements and enforces regulations concerning the transportation of hazardous materials on highways in New Jersey.

Requirements

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalties
OSHA public sector: Any violation of the WCRKA Administrative:NJSA 34:5A-31(d):Up to $2,500 per violation, and up to $1,000 per day of the violation
TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalty
Hazardous materials transportation: Violation of the rules governing the transportation of hazardous materials Civil:NJSA 39:5B-29(a):Up to $5,000 for the first violation, up to $10,000 for the second violation, and up to $25,000 for the third and subsequent violations
Hazardous and solid waste: Submitting inaccurate information ...

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