Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program

2013 Right to Know Survey

Public Employers

Deadline: Official RTK Coordinator Sign Registration – September 15, 2014

Deadline: 2013 RTK Survey Submission – February 15, 2015

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is pleased to announce a new online system for public employers to submit their annual Right to Know (RTK) Survey.

Getting Started:

  • The NJDOH, RTK has sent a letter to each public employer requiring the following actions.

    • Each public employer must identify one person to be the Official RTK Coordinator. 

    • The Official RTK Coordinator must register on-line providing their contact information.

  • NJDOH, RTK staff will enter the Official RTK Coordinator information into the new RTK Survey online reporting system and an e-mail will be sent to the Official RTK Coordinator with instructions on setting up a “My New Jersey” portal account.  In the e-mail an authorization code will be given.

  • The Official RTK Coordinator will set up their “My New Jersey” portal account or use their existing account and enter the authorization code to gain access to the new RTK Survey online reporting system.

  • Once the Official RTK Coordinator gains access to the system they will see their employer’s list of facilities for which 2013 RTK Surveys must be completed.

  • The Official RTK Coordinator can choose the following actions:

    • Complete the required RTK Surveys and submit them online.

    • Assign one or more persons from your organization to complete RTK Surveys and submit them or save them for your review before submitting.

    • Assign your surveys to a consultant to complete, review and submit them once completed.

Preparing to Complete the RTK Survey

  • Properly dispose of any chemicals that are not in use.

  • Organize the remaining containers of chemicals and products so that quantities are easy to count.

  • Obtain a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each product or chemical in your inventory from the product’s manufacturer.

  • Using ingredient information provided on the manufacturer’s MSDS, SDS, and product labels, identify the chemicals and ingredients within products that are on the RTK Hazardous Substance List that need to be reported.  You can search the List using the RTK substance #, chemical name, CAS #, or DOT #.  In the new online RTK Survey system, only chemicals or ingredients that are on the RTK Hazardous Substance List can be reported.

  • Identify staff who will help gather information about chemicals in their work areas.

  • Identify staff who will be assigned facility surveys and inventories to complete.

Note:  Community Right to Know Surveys from private employers are to be submitted to the NJDEP.
2013 RTK Survey

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