Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
Owners or operators of major facilities shall implement an appropriate program
for training their employees involved in the handling of hazardous substances
and shall maintain a written description of the program.
The training program shall include, at
the minimum, the following:
1. A written job
description which includes the duties and responsibilities relating to
hazardous substances for each position, and training necessary to qualify for
2. Specified minimum
time periods of in-house training for each position covering orientation,
specific hazardous substances training and on-the-job training, and periodic
refresher training; and
Procedures to determine whether an employee has demonstrated the ability to
carry out the duties and responsibilities of a specific position.
The training which all
employees involved in the handling of hazardous substances will receive shall
1. General orientation and initial
training of new employees before assignment to hazardous substance operations,
which shall include instruction on the general site rules and practices, and
training for new or newly assigned employees involved with hazardous
substances, consisting of classroom and/or on-the-job training, as appropriate,
i. Standard operating
procedures, including a detailed review of the hazardous substance material
safety data sheets, the safe handling practices for the hazardous substance,
the hazards of the operation involving the hazardous substance, and the
application of standard operating procedures to actual conditions;
ii. Safety, equipment, and procedures used in
the cleanup and removal of a specific hazardous substance;
iii. Procedures regarding fires, leaks and
Training on updated or new standard operating procedures; and
4. Refresher training at least once a year
which shall present an overview and updated information, and which can be
combined with such training required under any other State or Federal
training program shall specify the qualifications required for the personnel
responsible for training employees working with hazardous substances.
(e) Documentation of all training, including
final qualifying activities, shall be kept in accordance with
7:1E-2.15 for each employee and
shall include identification of all personnel trained, subjects covered and
(f) Owners or
operators shall have procedures to insure that all employees utilized by
outside contractors have received site-specific information covering emergency
and safety procedures.
N.J. Admin. Code §
Amended by R.1996 d.462,
See: 28 N.J.R. 2730(a), 28 N.J.R.
Amended by R.2007 d.93, effective 4/2/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4285(a), 39 N.J.R. 1253(a).
deleted "and the education, experience" following "each position,"; deleted
former (b)2; recodified former (b)3 as (b)2; in (b)2, deleted "trainee
evaluation, final qualification," preceding "and periodic" and the former last
sentence, and inserted "and" at the end; added new (b)3; rewrote (c)2 through
(c)4; deleted (d); recodified former (e) through (g) as (d) through (f); and