2009 New Jersey Code
34:6A-29. Plan for health and safety standards
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:6A-29 - Plan for health and safety standards
5. The commissioner shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health, the Commissioner of Community Affairs and the advisory board, promulgate a plan for the development and enforcement of occupational safety and health standards with respect to public employers and public employees, in accordance with section 18(c) of the "Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970," Pub.L.91-596 (29 U.S.C. s.651 et seq.). The Department of Labor shall be the sole agency responsible for administering and enforcing this plan throughout the State. The plan shall:
a. Provide for the development and enforcement of safety and health standards;
b. Provide for the right of entry and inspection in all workplaces by the commissioner;
c. Provide for the right of entry and inspection in all workplaces by the Commissioner of Health;
d. Prohibit advance notice of inspections;
e. Contain satisfactory assurances that the Department of Labor and the Department of Health have the legal authority and qualified personnel necessary to carry out their responsibilities under this act;
f. Give satisfactory assurances that the State will devote adequate funds to the administration and enforcement of the standards;
g. Contain satisfactory assurances that the State will, to the extent permitted by law, establish and maintain an effective and comprehensive occupational safety and health program applicable to all employees of public agencies of the State and its political subdivisions, which program is as effective as the corresponding provisions of the "Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970," Pub.L.91-596 (29 U.S.C. s.651 et seq.);
h. Provide that the Department of Labor shall make such reports to the secretary in the form and containing the information that the secretary from time to time requires; and
i. Provide for such cooperation with the Department of Community Affairs in implementing the plan as is consistent with the provisions of P.L.1983, c.516 (C.34:6A-25 et seq.) and the "Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970," Pub.L.91-596 (29 U.S.C. s.651 et seq.).
L.1983,c.516,s.5; amended 1995,c.186,s.1.
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