Back to Right to Know

Activities Under the Right to Know Act

  • Enforcement
    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 site.