N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-2.12 - Employee training

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) 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.
(b) 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 the position;
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
3. Procedures to determine whether an employee has demonstrated the ability to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a specific position.
(c) The training which all employees involved in the handling of hazardous substances will receive shall include:
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 safety procedures;
2. Job-specific training for new or newly assigned employees involved with hazardous substances, consisting of classroom and/or on-the-job training, as appropriate, which covers:
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 discharges; and
iv. Equipment familiarization;
3. 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 requirement.
(d) The 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 training dates.
(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 § 7:1E-2.12
Amended by R.1996 d.462, effective 10/7/1996.
See: 28 N.J.R. 2730(a), 28 N.J.R. 4424(b).
Amended by R.2007 d.93, effective 4/2/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4285(a), 39 N.J.R. 1253(a).
In (b)1, 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 rewrote (e).

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