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Preventing Workplace Exposures

California is considering whether an allegedly dangerous chemical found in common paint strippers should be taken off the market. Health authorities there say dozens of people have died from exposure to methylene chloride, which can kill in minutes if inhaled. It's especially dangerous in enclosed spaces. The Environmental Protection Agency is also proposing a [...]

By | 2017-12-12T12:03:02+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Protect Worker Health and Safety By Opposing the Passage of H.J. Res. 83

Call your US Senators to oppose passage of H.J.Res.83.  As we know, worker health and safety are closely linked to accurate workplace injury and illness data. Better records benefit both employees and employers by allowing each to become more aware of hazards, recognize patterns, and take corrective actions. In short, accurate records help protect workers, [...]

By | 2017-03-14T13:38:29+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Exposure to Airborne Silica: OSHA penalty for repeat offender in NJ

On Jan. 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for one repeat and two failure-to-abate violations. Kris Hoffman, director of OSHA’s Parsippany Area Office stated: “Our follow-up inspection found that two County Concrete employees were exposed to silica above the permissible limit as they cleaned concrete mixers." In 2013, OSHA [...]

By | 2017-01-27T09:49:34+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Fall Internship

Are you interested in working with a progressive organization to advance labor and environmental policies in New Jersey? The NJ Work Environment Council (WEC), an alliance of 70 labor, environmental, and community organizations, working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment, has an exciting internship opportunity beginning September, 2016. Please Click Here

By | 2016-08-26T18:42:00+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Job Postings|0 Comments

Workplace Safety and Health

Safety Violations or Illegal Activity at Work: Your Right to Protection (Spanish) Your Employer Must Tell You About Chemical Hazards Background on Worker and Union Involvement During Clean Air Act Section 112(r) Inspections On April 2, 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued "Interim Guidance" for involving facility employees and employee representatives in EPA and [...]

By | 2016-10-31T03:11:33+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Fact Sheets|0 Comments

Healthy School Environments

Your Rights Under the New Jersey Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health Act An overview of your rights. Good Things to Do During a PEOSH Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Inspection A checklist of what to do during an inspection. Be Aware of Artificial Turf Hazards The health risks that may accompany synthetic turf. School Hazard [...]

By | 2016-10-31T04:33:53+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Fact Sheets|0 Comments

Right to Know and Act to Prevent Toxic Exposures in the Workplace and Community

Protecting Firefighters, Police, and Other Emergency Response Workers From Hazardous Materials You Have the Right to Disclose Unlawful Activity and to Not Participate In Such Activity Without Employer Retaliation Summary of NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet: Vinyl Chloride This is a summary of the NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet on vinyl chloride and on your [...]

By | 2016-08-23T15:16:58+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Fact Sheets|0 Comments

Preventing Chemical Accidents

New Jersey's Mandatory Worker Training Program on Chemical Safety and Security On July 25, 2006, New Jersey's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) wrote certain chemical facility owners informing them that they were now legally required to train their employees about security. This fact sheet explains the requirement. Worker and Union Rights to Participate [...]

By | 2016-08-20T15:29:32+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Fact Sheets|0 Comments