Standards and information

Standards which apply to renovation and construction projects

  • PEOSH Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) standard: NJAC 12:100-13.
  • PEOSH Hazard Communication standard gives staff the right to know the chemicals to which they are exposed (HazComm): N.J.A.C. 12-100-7.
  • Asbestos cleanup must follow the Asbestos Hazard Abatement Subcode of the Uniform Construction Code: N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.
  • PEOSH Respiratory Protection Standard: 29CFR 1910.134.
  • PEOSH Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard: 29CFR 1910.132-138

For more information

For NJEA health and safety publications, navigate to Issues and Actions tab, then Health and Safety, then Publications:

  • The brochure, “School Renovation,” details various hazards and a local association approach.
  • The NJEA Health and Safety Manual has a thorough section on organizing and operating and health and safety committee, pages 11-43; a Construction/Renovation Checklist, pages 219-221 and a section on School Renovation, pages262-266. Appendices to the Manual include two NJDOH factsheets, Renovation & Construction in Schools: Controlling Health and Safety Hazards, March 2004 and Mold in the Workplace, Prevent, & Control.
  • Find NJEA Reporter articles in the index, including “Your Best Solution: A Health and Safety Committee,” October, 2012; and “Clear the air during roofing projects: good indoor air quality should be maintained,” November 2007.

PEOSH Recommendations: Best practices are outlined in PEOSH's Renovation and Construction in Schools: Controlling Health and Safety Hazards, March 2004. It has no force of law.