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The New Jersey PEOSH program covers the workplace safety and health of public sector employees only. Private sector employees in New Jersey are covered by Federal OSHA

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Office of Public Employees Occupational Safety & Health (PEOSH)
1 John Fitch Plaza
P.O. Box 386
Trenton, NJ 08625-0386

Thomas D. Carver, Acting Commissioner
(609) 292-2975
(609) 633-9271 FAX

Leonard Katz, Assistant Commissioner
(609) 292-2313
(609) 695-1314 FAX

Howard Black, Director, Division of Public Safety & Occupational Safety & Health (PSOSH)
(609) 292-0501
(609) 292-3749 FAX

Raymond Bellarosa, Assistant Director, PEOSH-Labor
(609) 292-2425
(609) 292-3749 FAX

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Occupational Health Service/PEOSH Program

1 John Fitch Plaza
PO Box 360

Trenton, NJ 08625

Gary Ludwig, Director, Occupational Health Service
(609) 984-1843
(609) 984-0849 FAX

Eric Beckhusen, Program Manager, PEOSH-Health
(609) 984-1863
(609) 984-2779 FAX

New Jersey State OSH Plan Web Page:
Consultation Services

New Jersey Department of Labor
1 John Fitch Plaza
PO Box 953
Trenton, NJ 08625-0953

(609) 292-3923
(609) 292-4409 FAX

Pasquale J. Pittore, Assistant Director
Occupational Safety and Health Consultation & Training Services
(609) 984-0785
(609) 292-4409 FAX

Peter R. Slaton, Assistant Chief - Program Manager
PEOSH Consultation and Training Units
(609) 633-2587
(609) 943-3326 FAX

Consultation Web Page:
Public Employee Safety in the State of New Jersey

On January 11, 2001 New Jersey became the newest state to receive approval from OSHA to administer its own occupational safety and health program for public employees. New Jersey is one of three states, New York and Connecticut are the others, to offer this program specifically for public employees. The plan in New Jersey will cover approximately 470,000 public employees, including approximately 112,900 state employees and 357,100 county and municipal employees.

The New Jersey State Plan is the combined responsibility of the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS). Specifically, the NJDOL is responsible for the administration of the program, inspections and investigations involving occupational safety complaints, accident and fatality investigations and discrimination complaints. The DHSS is responsible to conduct inspections and investigation of complaints regarding health hazards in the workplace. Both organizations offer consultation services and training in their area of expertise.

New Jersey has adopted standards identical to most OSHA health and safety standards and has made a commitment to bring all of its standards in line with OSHA requirements. The state plan also provides that all future OSHA standards and revisions will be adopted by the state. Additionally, New Jersey will maintain its Indoor Air Quality standard which provides protection to public employees beyond the OSHA standards.

The New Jersey Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Mission Statement charges the PEOSH program to protect all public employees, volunteer firefighters and emergency responders from workplace hazards. This will be accomplished through a combination of occupational safety and health promotion, prevention and intervention activities conducted in accordance with the New Jersey Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) Act.

Web Links

New Jersey Department of Labor PEOSH Program

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services PEOSH Program

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