2009 New Jersey Code
34:6A-42. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:6A-42 - Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
18. a. There is established an Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission within the Department of Labor to hear appeals regarding orders to comply and penalties issued under this act. The commission shall consist of three members appointed by the Governor from among persons who by reason of training, education or experience are qualified to carry out the functions of the commission. The Governor shall designate one of the members of the commission to serve as chairman.
b. Members of the review commission shall serve terms of four years and until their successors are appointed. The salaries, compensation and wages of the members of the commission shall be established by the commissioner. The Department of Labor shall provide the review commission with the support staff necessary for the review commission to perform its duties. The members and the support staff shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
c. The review commission shall meet as often as is necessary to hear and rule on appeals regarding orders to comply and penalties issued under this act. The review commission shall adopt rules with respect to the procedural aspects of its hearings.
d. An employee or employee representative may participate as a party to any proceeding regarding the employees' employer before the review commission.
e. The review commission shall hear and make a determination upon any proceeding instituted before it, and shall make a report of the determination which shall constitute its final disposition of the proceedings. The report shall become the final order of the commission 45 days after the issuance of the report.
f. In the conduct of hearings the review commission may subpena and examine witnesses, require the production of evidence, administer oaths and take testimony and depositions.
g. After hearing an appeal the review commission may sustain, modify or dismiss a citation or penalty.
L.1983,c.516,s.18; amended 1995,c.186,s.12.
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