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New Jersey Right-To-Know Act (NJRTK)

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.

Chemical Inventories
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.

Site-Specific Training
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.

Right-To-Know Central File
The current Right-To-Know (RTK) survey for Rutgers University is available on line and at the REHS Office.

red Ball 2006 Update Year RTK Survey Report [pdf]
2005 Update Year RTK Survey Report [pdf]

2004 Update Year RTK Survey Report [pdf]

2003 Full Year RTK Survey Report [pdf] [pdf] (NOTE: This file is 8.4MB)

REHS Office Information:

REHS Offices
27 Road 1 Building 4086, Livingston Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 445-2550

The REHS offices are open from 7:30am till 5pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.



NJ Worker and Community RTK Act
Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets (English)
Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets (Spanish)



Overall Program Management - Jennifer Mancini, or call 848-445-2550
Health Safety Specialists (By Campus Assignment), or call 848-445-2550


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