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611, 2017

Public Need Over Corporate Greed at Rutgers University

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Public education is under attack, including at higher education institutions; at Rutgers University, tuition is increasing, our professors and campus workers are paid less, and top administrators seem to be the only ones benefiting. [...]

311, 2017

Training Program: Preventing Exposure to Workplace Chemcials

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

You're invited to attend the NJ Work Environment Council TRAINING PROGRAM: PREVENTING EXPOSURE TO WORKPLACE CHEMICALS With a presentation by an OSHA Area Office representative When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 [...]

2810, 2017

Legacy of Asbestos in Our Aging Schools

October 28th, 2017|0 Comments

According to a 2014 report by the Institute of Education Services, the average age of public school buildings in the United States is 44 years. This is an increase of four years from the [...]

2710, 2017

Mystery Toxic Smoke Harmful to Emergency Responders and Residents

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

In the early hours of Saturday, October 21, a fire broke out at a recyclable plastics storage warehouse, Intercontinental Export Import, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. With outdated safety data sheets, it is unclear what [...]

1810, 2017

OSHA HazCom Standard Second Most Cited Violation

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

For two years in a row, the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) 1910.1200 is the second most cited violation on OSHA’s Top 10 list. The sections within the HazCom standard most often violated include implementation of a [...]

1310, 2017

Mold Concerns in Our Schools

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

In another example of the severe facility conditions confronting many New Jersey public school districts, the Monroe Township public school district in Gloucester County has closed all district schools because of mold contamination concerns.  [...]

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