Report Exposure: Department of Health and Senior Services

Phone: 609-826-4984
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Pesticide Reporting Requirements

Required to Report: Yes
What to Report?: Any Pesticide-Related Exposure
Timeframe to Report Injury or Exposure: 30 Days
Who is Required to Report?: Physicians, Hospitals, Other health professionals.
Coverage for Farm Workers: Required
Limitations: Farmworkers are not separately mentioned, so they are treated as all other employees under the law. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 34:15-9 (2012).
Statute: N.J. Stat. Ann. § 34:15-92 (2012) (historical notes indicate that farm labor exception was removed in 1969)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Yes
Case Law: Fernandez-Lopez v. Cervino, 671 A.2d 1051 (N.J. Super. Ct. App,. Div. 1996) (holding that undocumented alien could recover workers' compensation benefits because definition of "employee" does not exclude illegal aliens)
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: There is no case law answering this question.