OSHA Training in New Jersey
OSHA.com offers OSHA training courses that are accepted statewide by New Jersey. The OSHA 10 Hour Training and OSHA 30 Hour Training courses below can be taken for all workers in New Jersey that need OSHA training cards. In addition, if you relocate to another state, the same card will be honored there.
Click on the Enroll Now! link for the course you want to take, register and pay online, and you begin your course when you’re ready. You can take the course at your own pace, login and logout as needed. The course is 100% online and is available 24×7.
Once you complete the OSHA Online 10 hour or 30 hour course, you may print out your certificate of completion immediately and you will receive your DOL Wallet Card by US Mail within six to ten weeks.
New Jersey OSHA Training Information
The Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Program (PEOSH), by authority established under the PEOSH Act of 1995 (N.J.S.A 34:6A-25 et seq., enacted in 1984 and amended on July 25, 1995) is responsible for promoting the health and safety for approximately 500,000 State and Local government employees in the State. The New Jersey Plan received initial plan approval on January 11, 2001. The Plan designates the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development as the State agency responsible for administering the Plan throughout the State.
Under this enabling legislation, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development has full authority to enforce and administer all laws and rules protecting the safety and health of all employees of the state and its political subdivisions in the State, as well the responsibility to adopt all applicable federal standards and maintain &lquo;at least as effective” as performance requirements. The Commissioner of Health and Senior Services has authority for occupational health matters including the authority to conduct health inspections, investigations and related activities, such as health consultation visits and training.
The New Jersey State Plan applies to all State, County and Local government agencies, public authorities, fire departments, and school districts. Federal OSHA maintains jurisdiction over all private sector workplaces; federal agencies; maritime employers such as shipyards, marine terminals, and longshoring; military facilities; Indian sovereignty workplaces; and the U.S. Postal Service.
Regulations and Standards
The PEOSH Program has adopted identically all Federal OSHA standards and regulations applicable to public sector employment, with the exception of the following:
- Hazard Communication Program – 1910.1200 – PEOSH modified OSHA’s standard to include specific provisions of the State’s Right-to-Know Law regarding fact sheets on chemicals – State Standard NJAC 12:100-7
- Fire Brigade 1910.156 – State Standard NJAC 12:100-10
In addition, the New Jersey Plan provides for the adoption of alternative or different occupational safety and health standards by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, the Commissioner of Community Affairs, and the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board, where no Federal standards are applicable to the conditions or circumstances or where standards more stringent than the federal are deemed advisable.
Currently, PEOSH has two State-initiated Standards, administered by the Department of Health and Senior Services:
- Indoor Air Quality – NJAC 12:100-13
- Indoor Firing Ranges – NJAC 12:100-8
The Hazard Communication Program, Standards for Firefighters, Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Firing Ranges standards are part of the PEOSH Act.