New Jersey Inspections laws & safety compliance analysis

New Jersey Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

New Jersey state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials transportation regulations.

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Workplace safety and health in private sector workplaces (private businesses and nonprofit organizations), including inspections, are governed by federal rules. New Jersey has a federally approved occupational safety and health plan for public sector employers only (government offices and operations). The state rules have adopted the federal standards by reference.

See the TABLE for state agency inspection requirements for hazardous materials transportation.

See the national section INSPECTIONS to review the federal inspection requirements.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the state police enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces the federal safety and health inspection requirements at private sector workplaces in New Jersey. Public sector workplaces are inspected by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for compliance with safety rules and by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for compliance with health rules.

State Requirements
Item Frequency
Hazardous materials—Motor carriersNew Jersey Administrative Code 16:49-3.2 Vehicles, railroad cars, containers, shipping records, carrier records, and places of origin in the state involved in the transportation of hazardous materials, substances, or wastes are subject to inspection by the state police. The state police may break cargo seals on vehicles during the course of an ...

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