Other Health and Safety Concerns in the Workplace

The Environmental and Occupational Health Surveillance Program 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

When an employee or several employees in a workplace are diagnosed with cancer, people often suspect that the cancers are caused by hazardous substances in their indoor environment. This may lead to the perception that there is an unusually large number of individuals with cancer in their workplace. These fact sheets address these types of concerns:

Last Reviewed: 10/24/2019