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Preventing Chemical Exposure

You're invited to attend the NJ Work Environment Council TRAINING PROGRAM: PREVENTING EXPOSURE TO WORKPLACE CHEMICALS When: Tuesday, May 15, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (8:30 AM Registration) Location: NJ Work Environment Council, 7 Dunmore Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08618 Register Here Are you aware of the major changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) [...]

By | 2018-03-27T11:48:02+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Highlights|0 Comments

NJ Senate Revives Weinberg’s Oil Train Transparency Bill Chris Christie Vetoed

The New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee approved an oil train transparency bill on Monday, reviving an effort that had been stymied by former Gov. Chris Christie. The legislation, S-1883, would require railroads to develop oil spill response plans in case of a derailment. The bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, would also [...]

By | 2018-03-13T09:26:24+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia Joins Mayors of other Earned Sick Day Towns to Call for Statewide Action

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia joined the mayors of Jersey City, Montclair, Newark, Passaic, Morristown, and Plainfield, to call for statewide legislative action to extend coverage to all New Jersey workers; Each of these municipalities have earned sick day policies in place. "Ensuring that all workers in New Jersey have access to earned sick days [...]

By | 2018-03-02T12:30:36+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Murphy’s Turn to Fix the Sickening Conditions of N.J.’s Urban Schools

Entire school districts are shutting down due to mold contamination and fears of asbestos exposure. Students are unable to drink from water fountains due to worries about high lead levels. Classroom temperatures reach triple digits in the spring and are freezing cold in the winter. A middle school shut down for months because of [...]

By | 2018-02-12T11:54:57+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|0 Comments

Job Posting: Freelance Writer

Free-lance writer for monthly labor union magazine The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) seeks a free-lance writer to conceptualize, research and compose ten 1,000-word byline articles a year on school health and safety issues for the New Jersey Education Association’s NJEA Review. You will be expected to spend approximately 12 hours per article. Pay [...]

By | 2018-01-17T11:22:34+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Highlights, Job Postings|0 Comments

Webinar: Introduction to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

For the last two years, the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) 1910.1200 is the second most cited standard on OSHA’s Top 10 list of violations. 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. In 2012, the HazCom [...]

By | 2018-01-12T10:05:05+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Highlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Tracks the Railroads?

WEC released Who Tracks the Railroads? The Case for Transparency on Rail Bridges, a whitepaper documenting the need for rail companies to release basic information on the safety of our freight bridges. Freight rail bridges, some more than 100 years old, cross over waterways such as the Passaic, Delaware and Manasquan Rivers, as [...]

By | 2017-12-07T15:51:36+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments