Dan Fatton

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About Dan Fatton

WEC Director. Advocate for climate, peace, equality, democracy. Lover of bikes, beaches, food and mostly, family. Jersey native, world traveled.

OSHA HazCom Standard Second Most Cited Violation

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 HazCom program and training, followed by the requirement to maintain Safety Data Sheets. Are you aware of the major changes [...]

By | 2017-10-18T14:26:47+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Will NJ be a hub or bust for wind turbines?

The landmark 2010 Offshore Wind Economic Development Act should have made New Jersey a national leader in offshore wind. Yet, for seven years, little action has been taken to capitalize on this opportunity for creating family-sustaining jobs, increasing clean energy production, and stimulating economic development. Governor Christie, much like the Trump Administration has stalled, and [...]

By | 2017-10-13T14:44:33+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Sink or Swim? Time for Serious Action On Climate In NJ

The latest hurricane disasters are yet another wake-up call. Climate change is happening and causing sea-level rise, worsening storm surges, increasing air temperatures that lead to more rainfall, and boosting water temperatures — all of which make storms more severe. July 2017 was the hottest month ever measured on earth, raising the temperature (up to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer [...]

By | 2017-10-03T11:34:26+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

2017 WEC Awards Dinner

The New Jersey Work Environment Council holds its major fundraiser, an awards dinner, each year. We look forward to being joined by labor, environmental, community leaders and public officials, representing many thousands of New Jersey workers and residents. The event will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at The College of New Jersey, [...]

By | 2017-10-23T13:57:25+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Events, Highlights|0 Comments

2017 Honorees

WEC is pleased and honored to recognize eight outstanding leaders at our 2017 Awards Dinner. Valorie Caffee, Executive Committee, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance Valorie Caffee worked as WEC’s director of organizing for 13 years, ending her service with the organization in 2009. While employed by WEC, she launched WEC’s [...]

By | 2017-10-04T12:10:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HSN at NJ Black Issues Convention Conference!

On Thursday, September 28, from 11:00am - 12:15pm, Jerell Blakeley, campaign organizer for Healthy Schools Now, will chair a panel titled ‘Healthy Schools Now: What You Can Learn From the Battle at Trenton High’ at the NJ Black Issues Convention’s “Still We Rise: Moving NJ’s Black Agenda Forward” conference being at the Masonic Temple [...]

By | 2017-09-28T08:29:30+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Training Opportunities

WEC offers quality, interactive training using a participatory methodology that encourages problem-solving and critical thinking to address important health and safety issues in the workplace. WEC invites you to participate in two programs in September. Reduce Injury and Illness and Improve Workplace Health Training Program Thursday, September 21 8:30 AM - 1:00 [...]

By | 2017-09-12T15:55:32+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

State Rejects 95% of Emergent Repairs in SDA School Buildings

After taking nearly a year to review 429 applications for so-called "emergent" (urgently needed) facilities repairs submitted by 23 former Abbott districts, the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has approved state funding for only 15, or 5%, of the repairs. Education Law Center and the Healthy Schools Now (HSN) coalition of the NJ Work [...]

By | 2017-08-21T22:38:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Highlights, Press Releases|1 Comment

Offshore Wind Proponents Voice Support in Atlantic City

  In August 2010, Gov. Chris Christie signed the Offshore Wind Development Act and promised a commitment to offshore wind development in New Jersey. Seven years later, proponents of wind energy say the time for stalling is over. “For too many years, mid-August has become a bittersweet anniversary for New Jersey,” said Doug O’Malley, [...]

By | 2017-08-17T16:46:09+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments