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  • Writer's pictureTom Petersen

Revisions to NJ Worker and Community Right-to-Know Regulations

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recently issued a final rule that modifies the state’s Worker and Community Right-to-Know regulations. The rule will be published in the New Jersey Register on October 18, 1999.

The rule includes revisions that will:

  • affect provisions for the distribution of hazardous substance fact sheets to employers

  • affect reporting of new hazardous substances;

  • require employees and volunteers who have received right-to-know training to receive updated training every two years instead of every three;

  • modify the training requirements for respirators and other personal protective equipment; and improve the right-to-know survey

For more information about the NJ Right-to-Know Program.


The sixth annual Right-to-Know (RTK) forum took place on October 29, 2003. The forum provided an update of the program as well as Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), DHSS and Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) department updates to the 255 attendees representing private companies, RTK training consultants and public employers. The 2003 Right-to-Know (RTK) survey was recently completed in July of this year. Results of the survey as well as further details and pictures from the 2003 forum can be viewed at the link above.

Hazardous substance fact sheets have been updated on average two times a year, with the most recent update occurring in July of 2004. The July, 2004 update included about 50 new fact sheets and revised approximately 50 existing fact sheets. The database now includes over 1700 fact sheets with about 450 translated into Spanish available on the internet by clicking on the link above.

The next EES Bulletin will cover recent revisions to the indoor air quality standard “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.



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