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The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is an alliance of labor, community, and environmental organizations working together for safe, secure jobs, and a healthy, sustainable environment.

2018 Workers Memorial Day

Workers' Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died on the job or suffered workplace injuries, while raising awareness to prevent future illnesses, injuries and deaths. Respect for health and safety is respect for ALL workers. From opposing gun violence in our schools to the very real impact climate change is already [...]

By |2018-03-19T17:17:40-04:00March 19th, 2018|Events, Highlights|Comments Off on 2018 Workers Memorial Day

Murphy is in Drivers Seat to Make NJ Electric-Car Friendly

New Jersey is the most densely populated state and one of the largest automobile markets in the country. Known for its population density and highways, New Jersey has a large number of commuters with lots of cars on the road, nearly all the time. New Jersey also has a robust transit network with more [...]

By |2018-05-01T10:44:19-04:00March 7th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on Murphy is in Drivers Seat to Make NJ Electric-Car Friendly

Transit Equity Rally

Transit Equity Rally: Workers & Community Members Demand Electrification of Transportation to Preserve our Climate and Create Jobs Jersey City, NJ – Dozens of people gathered at City Hall on Tuesday, February 6 to show support for the electrification of New Jersey’s transportation system. The event, organized by Jersey Renews in partnership with the Amalgamated Transit [...]

By |2018-02-20T12:20:34-05:00February 6th, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases|Comments Off on Transit Equity Rally

Take on Wall Street? Apply for our Training!

Working people can’t seem to get ahead. As we watch the news, engage in our communities, and organize around our respective issues, it becomes more and more apparent that we are operating in a rigged economy, which works for the privileged few. Wall Street’s power and influence continues to thwart progress on our most [...]

By |2018-04-30T15:31:20-04:00January 25th, 2018|Highlights|Comments Off on Take on Wall Street? Apply for our Training!

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 |2017-12-12T12:03:02-05:00December 12th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Preventing Workplace Exposures

Offshore Wind Partnering Forum

WEC announced today that it is has signed on as a cooperating partner for the 2018 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF). The IPF is the number one technical conference for offshore wind in the United States hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind (the Network). The conference brings together the industry’s global [...]

By |2018-02-20T12:15:56-05:00November 10th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Offshore Wind Partnering Forum

Legacy of Asbestos in Our Aging Schools

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 last time the survey was conducted in 1999. Moreover, here in New Jersey, the average age of public school buildings [...]

By |2017-10-31T12:13:13-04:00October 28th, 2017|Highlights, Opinion Pieces|Comments Off on Legacy of Asbestos in Our Aging Schools

Mystery Toxic Smoke Harmful to Emergency Responders and Residents

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 is in the toxic smoke that continues to billow from the building. A list given to the public includes the [...]

By |2017-10-30T15:20:01-04:00October 27th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Mystery Toxic Smoke Harmful to Emergency Responders and Residents

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 |2017-10-18T14:26:47-04:00October 18th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on OSHA HazCom Standard Second Most Cited Violation

Mold Concerns in Our Schools

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.  Students, parents, staff, and community members are concerned about the health and safety implications of mold contamination.  To learn more [...]

By |2017-10-13T14:44:24-04:00October 13th, 2017|Highlights|Comments Off on Mold Concerns in Our Schools