2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:6A-40 - Employer records; reports
34:6A-40. Employer records; reports
16. In accordance with the regulations which shall be adopted by the commissioner, each employer shall make, keep, preserve and make available the following records to the commissioner and the Commissioner of Health:
a. Records regarding the employer's activities relating to this act as the commissioner deems necessary or appropriate for the enforcement of this act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational accidents and illness.
b. Records regarding work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses other than minor injuries which require only first aid treatment and which do not involve medical treatment, loss of consciousness, restriction of work or of motion, or transfer to another job.
c. Records regarding employee exposure to potentially toxic materials or other harmful physical agents which the regulations require to be monitored or measured. The regulations shall provide employees or their representatives with an opportunity to observe the monitoring or measurement and access to the records of the monitoring or measurement. Each employee or former employee shall be informed of and have access to all records which will indicate his own exposure to toxic materials or harmful physical agents and the properties, characteristics and effects thereof. Each employer shall promptly notify any employee who has been or is being exposed to toxic materials of harmful physical agents in concentrations or at levels which exceed those prescribed by any safety and health standard promulgated under this act, and shall inform any employee who is being exposed of the corrective action being taken and the time limit for compliance pursuant to subsection a. of section 17 of this act.
Each employer shall, in accordance with regulations which shall be adopted by the commissioner, file with the commissioner periodic reports based on the records kept pursuant to this section. The commissioner shall develop and maintain an effective program of collection, compilation, analysis and reporting to the public of statistics on work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses other than minor injuries which require only first aid treatment and which do not involve medical treatment, loss of consciousness, restriction of work or of motion, or transfer to another job, except that any information which identifies an individual employee shall be confidential. The commissioner shall promote, encourage or directly engage in programs of studies, information and communication concerning occupational safety and health statistics.
L.1983,c.516,s.16; amended 1995,c.186,s.10.
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