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Would You Like To Set Up Training?
Please contact Danielle LaPorta at (856) 218-4168.
The County of Gloucester believes the safety, health, and well being of all its employees and the public is of paramount importance. It is committed to providing a workplace environment conducive to safe work practices including:
- Providing training and education to employees on various safety topics.
- Providing safety and protective equipment to employees.
- Providing for periodic inspections of safety equipment and for prompt abatement of unsafe conditions.
- Maintaining records on all employment related accidents, injuries and illnesses and their causes.
- In doing so, the County is attempting to operate in the most efficient manner by striving for a minimum of accidents and as few as possible lost workdays. The purpose of our policy is to delineate the support of the entire organization.The responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthful work environment is also shared by employees.
Related Human Resources policies surround Workplace Safety:
HR 8.6 Vehicle Safety
Accidents involving departments with CDL drivers must immediately contact Danielle LaPorta with regard to post-accident testing.
Tool Box Topics
Toolbox Topics: Short Video links
Fall Protection: Leading Edge Work
Portable Gas-Powered Equipment
Excavations in Construction
What Is Right-To-Know?
The New Jersey Worker and Community Right to Know Act (RTK) requires employers to provide information about hazardous substances at their workplaces. RTK informs public employees about chemical hazards at their workplace so they can work safely with these hazardous substances; helps firefighters, police, and other emergency responders adequately plan for and respond to incidents such as fires, explosions or spills; provides data for monitoring and tracking hazardous substances in the workplace and the environment.
The County complies with the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Program Hazard Communication Standard (PEOSH HCS), N.J.A.C. 12:100-7, which New Jersey adopted with amendments, on May 3, 2004. This means that the County provides information about the hazardous chemicals in the workplace, the associated hazards, and the methods for controlling these hazards. This information is given to all employees, through work operations in County facilities, who are exposed or may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or conditions under normal working operations or during foreseeable emergency situations. This information is communicated through the following mechanisms:
- A list of hazardous chemicals;
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets (HSFSs) for hazardous chemicals;
- Labeled containers; and
- A training program for employees who work with or have a potential for exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Under this policy, employees will be informed of the contents of this program, the location and availability of health and safety information about hazardous chemicals, the hazardous properties of chemicals with which they work, safe handling procedures for the hazardous chemicals, and measures they should take to protect themselves from the hazardous chemicals.This information is provided during employee training sessions and/or safety meetings. Employees will also be informed of the hazards of non-routine tasks before the work begins.
HR 8.7 Right-To-Know Policy
Click here for the current "Right-To-Know" Brochure
Major Provisions Of Right To Know Labeling
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
New Jersey Department of Labor PEOSH Program
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services PEOSH Program
PEOSH Respiratory Protection Standard - A Template for Local Law Enforcement Written Programs