Right to Know

The New Jersey “Worker and Community Right to Know Act” (N.J.S.A. 34:5A-12 et seq.), effective August 28, 1984 establishes a comprehensive system for disclosure and dissemination of information about hazardous substances in the workplace and the environment. Employers with a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code with major group numbers 20-39, 46-49, 51, 75, 76, 80, 82 and all state and local governments are covered by the act.

Pursuant to the Act, the Department of Health has adopted a Workplace Hazardous Substance List (N.J.A.C. 8:59-9) which includes 2051 substances pose a threat to the health and safety of employees. The Act also required the State Department of Health to develop a Workplace Survey. Employers are required to report on this survey the substances on the Workplace Hazardous Substance List that are present at its facilities.

We have completed a thorough inspection of our grounds and both school buildings and report to you that all hazardous substances present on school property are appropriately labeled and stored in approved containers.

The New Jersey Department of Health requires that each Board of Education notify parents/guardians of any activity in the school buildings, which would involve the use of a hazardous substance. In order to comply with that requirement in the event that such a situation would exist, the Greenwich Township Board of Education will post such a notice on the bulletin board in the front lobby of the school and will also make printed information on the substance in question available to all parents/guardians.

As part of the Right to Know Law, the Board has appointed a custodian of government records. Any request for the access of public records should be made to Tim Mantz, Custodian of Government Records, Greenwich Township School District, 101 Wyndham Farm Boulevard, Stewartsville, NJ 08886, 908-859-2022 x1605.