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Right To Know

"Right to Know" season is right around the corner...
It's hard to believe that 2018 and the holidays are behind us. We hope all of our readers had a great holiday season. Ready or not, it's time to get back to business!
As you know, the NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) requires that every public school conduct an annual chemical inventory and file Right to Know Surveys for each of their facilities to update any changes in the hazardous substances used or stored every year. IMPORTANT: Every District must file an updated survey even if no changes in facilities or hazardous materials occurred in the past year. The 2018 survey must be completed and filed on-line by July 15, 2019. That means that it is best to get started in the early spring to be sure that the deadline is met without last minute rushing around.
Each District must establish an on-line RTK account to register for access to the on-line RTK portal. Consultants completing the RTK surveys on behalf of Districts must be provided with an access code to allow entry of data. However, the final on-line filing must be done by an authorized District representative.
Here's How GSE Can Help:
RTK Survey - GSE can conduct a physical inventory of all facilities and enter survey data directly into the on-line RTK Survey Portal.
Central File Management - GSE can review the existing central file for completeness and make recommendations for improvement (or update files for the District upon request).
RTK Labeling - GSE can identify improperly labeled containers and report back to the district or provide updated labels upon request.
RTK Posters - GSE can supply the most current version of the RTK Poster for you to display.
RTK Pamphlets - GSE can provide RTK pamphlets for your employees.
Technical Consultation - GSE can provide expert consultations on handling hazardous and waste materials safely and in compliance with applicable regulations.