New Jersey Safety Plans laws & safety compliance analysis

New Jersey Safety Plans: What you need to know

New Jersey does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector employers; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards for safety plans.

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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 safety plans (e.g., hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens exposure control, emergency action).

There are no additional requirements for safety and health plans in the state. Check with your workers’ compensation insurance carrier for any policy requirements.

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.


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