New Jersey Worker and Community Right-To-Know law

New Jersey Worker and Community Right-To-Know law

Cry Wolf Quotes

The law would have us label every single container, and in our case that is burdensome and unrealistic.

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Testimony submitted by the Garden State Water Company, in regards to the New Jersey right-to-know law. Only date available: August/September 1986

We cannot go on adding regulations on the backs of industries in this state.

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Borden R. Putnam, Economic Development Commissioner for Governor Tom Kean’s (R) administration.

We don’t think it adequately protects proprietary information. Competing companies will be looking with a careful eye to acquire that information. Chemists and analysts could pick up one of those sheets and say ‘Aha! So that’s what they’re using!”

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James Mortford, executive director of the Chemical Industry Council of New Jersey.

I can imagine the mounds of paperwork with little to do with providing information about hazards. We can see very little if any benefits to the worker….very marginal costs often make the difference between whether you get the business or not.

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Thomas H. Wood, a chamber director and manager of Shell’s West Deptford plant.