Office of Public Employee's Occupational Safety and Health
The New Jersey Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health Act, State Standards and Procedural Standards provide for the development and enforcement of occupational safety and health regulations for public employees throughout the State. They also provide guidelines for public employers and employees to improve their working environments.
The PEOSH Act is administered by two departments, they are:
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) investigates complaints regarding safety hazards in the workplace. In addition, NJDLWD is responsible for administering and enforcing the Act throughout the State. To obtain more information call (609) 633-3896.
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) investigates complaints regarding health hazards in the workplace. Learn more about NJDOH's PEOSH Program or call (609) 984-1863.
The NJDOH's PEOSH Program enforces the New Jersey Indoor Air Quality Standard (N.J.A.C. 12:100-13). Information concerning the standard can be found at the NJDOH's website above. In addition, a copy of the standard can be found at http://www.nj.gov/health/workplacehealthandsafety/peosh/peosh-health-standards/iaq.shtml.
The Office of Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health (OPEOSH) conducts general and targeted inspections and investigations to ensure workplace safety. The OPEOSH has the authority to order the correction of any safety or health hazards identified during an inspection. These services are delivered by a staff of safety professionals.
**NEW** New PEOSHA Reporting Requirements effective January 5, 2015
Avoiding Hazards Associated with Hurricane Clean Up
Press Release on the need for recovery workers to wear protective gear and protect themselves while working with mold
Guide to Flood Response and Recovery
Consumer Product Safety Commission Safety Alert: Portable Generator Hazards
Chain Saw Safety
Whistleblower Memorandum on Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Procedures
PEOSH Response to NJEA Article "PEOSH inspections require Savvy"
This is a response from the Office of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health (OPEOSH) to an article published in the March 2011 NJEA Reporter titled "PEOSH Inspections Require Savvy".
Alert to Utility Organizations; Dangers Associated with Gas Blows.
Link to OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
Link to OSHA's Alert concerning the use of scissor lifts during filming events.
ALERTS issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Periodically, PEOSH issues Public Employer Safety and Health Alerts which address specific safety and health issues. Below is a list of Alerts that have been issued. Also listed below is an Alert that was issued by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).
Employers must report all work-related fatalities to PEOSH within eight (8) hours:
(609) 292-3749 (fax)
Employers must report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye to PEOSH within twenty-four (24) hours.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health at (609) 633-3896 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.