The purpose of the New Jersey Right-To-Know Act (NJRTK) is to provide workers with a mechanism to access information about chemicals used in the workplace. The information is provided through chemical inventories, labels, site-specific training, Material Safety Data Sheets and Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets.
A central file of the University's chemical inventory must be submitted to the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services every 5 years. A survey update is required annually for the intermediate years. Research and Development facilities may apply for exemption under the Act by contacting REHS. REHS provides MSDS/HSFS management, NJRTK training and chemical inventory data management.
The Worker and Community Right to Know Act requires New Jersey public employers to provide their employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous chemical substances in the workplace with initial and annual education and training programs. The required course content must contain, at a minimum, the topics listed below and must include the opportunity for the employees to ask questions. Topics covered include: a general overview of occupational health including hazard identification, exposure assessment, and the provisions of the RTK law.
Rutgers University offers both departmental and general RTK training sessions. Click here to access the general training session schedule.
Department-specific training can be arranged by contacting Jennifer Mancini at 732/445-2550.