The Program's major enforcement responsibility is to conduct field inspections
of 33,000 private and 1,600 public employers. Field inspectors review public
employer workplaces for the survey, labeling, central file, and poster
requirements of the Right to Know Act. Inspectors review private employer
workplaces for Right to Know labeling for compliance with the Community Right
to Know Provisions of the Act.
Information Resource Management
The Program processes the Right to Know Surveys submitted by public employers
and manages on a computer network the information about hazardous substances
obtained from the surveys. Survey forms are edited prior to entering an
employer's hazardous substances into the computer database. Survey forms are
mailed annually to 1,600 public employers with 11,500 facilities.
Education and Outreach
The education and outreach project is responsible for developing and
revising educational materials; maintaining a lending library of the Right
to Know/PEOSH video and other health and safety videos that public employers
can use in their training programs; speaking at meetings, conferences, and
seminars; staffing information booths at conventions; managing letters of
agreement for each of the 21 counties; and operating the RTK Infoline
[(609) 984-2202] to answer questions about the RTK law from employers,
employees, and members of the public.
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets are prepared for
many of the substances listed on the New Jersey Right to Know
Hazardous Substance List.
The Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets are prepared on pure substances and contain
information on health hazards, exposure limits, personal protective equipment,
proper handling, first aid, and emergency procedures for fires and spills.
Completed Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets are distributed to public employers
for those chemicals reported on their Right to Know Surveys, and to workers and
residents who request copies from the Program. In addition, complete sets of
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets are distributed to local health departments,
fire departments, hospitals and other public agencies.
The Fact Sheets are also disseminated on electronic media and are accessible on
CD-ROM and on-line services.
Many of the Fact Sheets are also available in Adobe PDF format on this Web