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New Jersey Department of Health
Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Tracks and follows up on workers with elevated blood lead levels reported under N.J.A.C. 8:44-2.11 and N.J.A.C. 8:57-3.2.
Phone: (609) 984-1863
Internet: www.nj.gov/health/surv

Public Employees Occupational Safety & Health Program (PEOSH)
Enforces the OSHA lead standards for General Industry and Construction in the public sector and provides free on-site consultation services to public employers upon request.
Phone: (609) 984-1863
Internet: www.nj.gov/health/peosh

Right to Know Program
Enforces the public employee and emergency responder provisions of the New Jersey Worker and Community Right to Know Act. Produces Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets (HSFS) on thousands of chemicals. Many are available in Spanish. HSFS are available for lead, lead acetate, lead arsenate, lead arsenite, lead chloride, lead chromate, lead cyanide, lead dioxide, lead fluoborate, lead fluoride, lead iodide, lead nitrate, lead phosphate, lead stearate, lead subacetate, lead sulfide, lead sulphate, lead thiocyanate, tetraethyl lead, tetramethyl lead.
Phone: (609) 984-2202
Internet: www.nj.gov/health/rtk

Indoor Environments Program
Certifies and performs oversight of agencies that train individuals seeking employment in the lead abatement and evaluation industry. Issues permit cards to qualified inspectors, risk-assessors, planner/project designers, workers, and supervisors under N.J.A.C. 8:62.
Phone: (609) 631-6749
Internet: www.nj.gov/health/iep/index.shtml

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Seeks to promote the optimum health and development of children and adolescents. Provides funding to local health departments and community-based organizations for preventive services, including childhood lead poisoning prevention under Chapter 13 of the State Sanitary Code.
Phone: 1-800-328-3838.
Also contact your local board of health for specific information on screening services and other related activities.
Internet: www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/chshome.htm

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
The Leadsafe NJ Program
Provides information about childhood lead poisoning, lead poisoning prevention, lead-based paint in housing and other lead related issues.
Phone: 1-877-DCA-LEAD -> 1-877-322-5323
Internet: www.state.nj.us/dca/dcr/leadsafe

Lead Hazard Abatement Program – Bureau of Code Services
Enforces the New Jersey “Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement Code,” N.J.A.C. 5:17, in all buildings and structures undergoing lead hazard abatement. Licenses lead evaluation and abatement contractors, conducts monitoring inspections and supports local building departments in the enforcement of lead hazard abatement rules.
Phone: (609) 633-6224
Internet: www.state.nj.us/dca/codes

New Jersey Poison Information & Education System (NJPIES)
Handles emergency phone calls and provides information to the public. The statewide poison control center is staffed by professionals specialized in poison control who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 1-800-222-1222
Internet: www.njpies.org

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Occupational Safety and Health On-Site Consultation Program
Provides NJ private sector employers with FREE consultations for a safe and healthy work environment for employees.
Phone: (609) 633-2587
Internet: www.state.nj.us/labor/consult.htm

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Ensures that proper benefits are paid to workers who are injured on the job in addition to enforcing the law requiring employers to obtain insurance coverage for their employees.
Phone: (609) 292-2414
Internet: www.state.nj.us/labor/wc/Default.htm

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) - School of Public Health
Centers for Education & Training
Offers several continuing education courses on lead for inspectors, abatement workers, and supervisors.
Phone: (732) 235-9450
Internet: www.sph.umdnj.edu/ophp

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Safe Drinking Water
Enforces federal and state drinking water regulations and provides public water supply monitoring results.
Phone: (609) 292-5550
Internet: www.state.nj.us/dep/watersupply/safedrnk.htm

Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
Advises how to dispose of lead-containing waste.
Phone: (609) 633-1418
Internet: www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw


Legal Services of New Jersey
Provides free legal information, advice and referral to low-income residents on most civil legal problems in New Jersey. Information is also available on lead poisoning and legal rights.
Phone: (732) 572-9100 Legal Hotline: 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Internet: www.lsnj.org/hotline.htm

 

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…NATIONWIDE

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Enforces the OSHA lead standards for General Industry and Construction in the private sector.
Phone: 1-800-321-6742
Internet: www.osha.gov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
Coordinates the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program at the national level. ABLES is a surveillance system for identifying and preventing cases of elevated blood lead levels among U.S. adults.
Phone: 1-800-232-4636
Internet: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ABLES/ables.html

 

NJ OSHA Area Offices:
Avenel Office: Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties, and Staten Island (NY): (732) 750-3270

Hasbrouck Heights Office: Bergen and Passaic Counties: (201) 288-1700

Marlton Office: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties: (856) 757-5181

Parsippany Office: Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Sussex Counties: (973) 263-1003

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Develops a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider’s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. Continuing education courses for medical professionals are also available on the ATSDR web site. Look for Lead Toxicity - Course WB 1105 (from the Case Studies in Environmental Medicine series)
Phone: 1-800-232-4636
Internet: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM

Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Hunter College Urban Public Health Program
These two institutions have collaborated to produce two key publications: “Lead Control Guide for Bridges and Steel Structures: Protecting Workers During Rehabilitation and Demolition” and "Guides for Managing Lead Control Programs in Construction"
Phone: (212) 987-6043 for the Selikoff Center and (212) 481-8790 for Hunter College.
Internet: www.blueprintproject.org/lead.html

The Center for Construction Research & Training
Works with construction unions to reduce health hazards, including lead.
Phone: (301) 578-8500
Internet: www.cpwr.com

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC is an independent Federal regulatory agency that helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from unsafe consumer products. The CPSC also provides product recall information.
Phone: 1-800-638-2772
Internet: www.cpsc.gov/recentrecalls.html

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Provides information on lead abatement in the home.
Phone: (202) 708-1112
Internet: www.hud.gov/offices/lead

Lead Hotline - National Lead Information Center
The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) provides the general public and professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention. NLIC operates under a contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with funding from EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Phone: 1-800-424-LEAD [5323] (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern time)
Internet: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/nlic.htm
 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Provides information on all aspects of the Federal lead poisoning prevention program.
Phone: 1-800-424-LEAD [5323] (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern time)
Internet: www.epa.gov/lead/index.html
 

EPA Region II Office
Edison, NJ
1-888-283-7626

     

EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Provides answers to questions about lead in drinking water, including public drinking water standards.
Phone: 1-800-426-4791 (Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern time)
Internet: www.epa.gov/safewater/pubs/lead1.html

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