2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:5A-5 - Workplace hazardous substance list; special health hazard substance list; workplace survey; hazardous substance fact sheet; Spanish translation


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34:5A-5. Workplace hazardous substance list; special health hazard substance list; workplace survey; hazardous substance fact sheet; Spanish translation
a. The Department of Health shall develop a workplace hazardous substance list which shall include:

(1) Any substance or substance contained in a mixture regulated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1910, subpart z;

(2) Any environmental hazardous substance; and

(3) Any other substance which the department, based on documented scientific evidence, determines poses a threat to the health or safety of an employee.

b. The department shall develop a special health hazard substance list comprising hazardous substances which, because of their known carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, flammability, explosiveness, corrosivity, or reactivity pose a special hazard to health and safety, and for which an employer shall not be permitted to make a trade secret claim.

c. The department shall develop a workplace survey designed to facilitate the reporting by employers of those hazardous substances present at their facilities. The workplace survey shall include a copy of the special health hazard substance list.

d. The department shall develop a hazardous substance fact sheet for each hazardous substance on the workplace hazardous substance list.

e. The department shall prepare and, upon request, make available to employers, county health departments, and the public a Spanish translation of the workplace survey and each hazardous substance fact sheet. The department shall also prepare and make available a Spanish translation of any written material prepared by the department to inform employees of their rights under this act.

f. Three months prior to the effective date of this act, the department shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), a workplace hazardous substance list.

L.1983, c. 315, s. 5, eff. Aug. 29, 1984.


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