Mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules
Mandatory Workplace Safety Requirements go into effect at 6 a.m. on Nov. 5 for all public and private employers.
On October 27, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order #192 which requires all New Jersey public
and private employers institute mandatory health and safety protocols to protect workers and their families from
The Order mandates that as of 6:00 a.m. on November 5, all employers, at minimum, require
employees and employers to:
- Maintain at least six feet of distance from others to the maximum extent possible;
- Require employees and visitors to wear masks when entering the worksite, subject to certain limited
- Provide approved sanitization materials to employees and visitors at no cost to those individuals; Ensure that employees practice hand hygiene and provide sufficient break time for that purpose;
- Routinely clean and disinfect all high-touch areas in accordance with DOH and CDC guidelines;
- Conduct daily health checks, such as temperature screenings, visual symptom checking, self-assessment
checklists, and/or health questionnaires, prior to each shift, consistent with CDC guidance;
- Exclude sick employees from the workplace and follow requirements of applicable leave laws; and
- Promptly notify employees of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite.
Click here the read the MSI Bulletin for more information about this Executive Order.