Other Health and Safety Concerns in the Workplace

The Cancer Surveillance Unit addresses cancer concerns in the workplace but does not directly address any occupational exposure and workplace safety concerns. There are two agencies that are responsible for the enforcement of occupational health and safety regulations, depending on whether the workplace is public sector or private sector.

If concerns involve public employees, you may wish to contact the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) Unit for further assistance.

If concerns involve private sector employees, you may wish to contact the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for further assistance. These respective agencies may be contacted by Internet or telephone, as follows:

OSHA Area Offices in New Jersey

Avenel – 732-750-3270 (covers Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties)
Hasbrouck Heights – 201-288-1700 (Bergen and Passaic Counties)
Marlton – 856-596-5200 (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties)
Parsippany – 973-263-1003 (Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Sussex Counties)

Cancer Concerns in the Workplace

Growing awareness about health and increased concern about exposures to occupational hazards among workers has led to many questions in recent years about occupational cancers.

How does the state respond to reports of cancers at a workplace?

A worker, a union representative, or an employer may report concerns about cancer at work to the Cancer Surveillance Unit. The CSU responds to a report of concerns about cancer at work with the assistance of the person who reported the cancers.

Collecting data about cancer occurrence and the working population

Response to a report of cancer at work begins with the concerned party providing as much information as possible to CSU staff about the types of cancer involved and about affected workers. Information relating to who, what, when, and where is an important part in making a determination of whether or not an occupational exposure or exposures may be linked to the development of reported cancers.

Last Reviewed: 2/21/2017