Fact Sheets

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 local agency inspections conducted under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112(r). Using Risk Management Plan to Improve Health and Safety RMP information can be used to support change to safer operations that protect workers and communities. Using Federal Reading Rooms to Research Worst-Case Chemical Release Scenarios You can use the information to work with others for safer solutions - such as reducing or eliminating the hazard through the use of safer and more secure chemicals or processes. Make Sure Public Employers Submit Accurate Chemical Right to Know Surveys Public employee unions should ensure that public employers do a thorough job completing the 2008 Right to Know Survey. Safe Work, Safe Care Project Brochure Learn more about WEC's Safe Work, Safe Care Project. The goal of the project is to help create and maintain safe, healthy work environments for healthcare workers. Preventing Chemical Accidents: OSHA's Process Safety [...]

By |2016-10-31T03:11:33-04:00August 25th, 2016|Fact Sheets|Comments Off on Workplace Safety and Health

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 Facts for Families Factsheet Series: School Hazards Hurt Health and Learning (In Spanish) Top School Health and Safety Websites (In Spanish) Schools with Good Ventilation (In Spanish) Schools with Comfortable Temperatures (In Spanish) Schools Free of Dust, Dirt, and Germs (In Spanish) Schools Free of Pests and Pesticides (In Spanish) Schools Free of Hazards from Construction (In Spanish) Schools Free of Mold (In Spanish) Schools Free of Environmental Hazards (In Spanish) Toxic-Free Schools (In Spanish)

By |2016-10-31T04:33:53-04:00August 24th, 2016|Fact Sheets|Comments Off on Healthy School Environments

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

Toxic Release Inventory TRI is one of a number of federal and state laws that workers and community members can use to help reduce toxic exposure. Chemical Facilities Must Hold Public Meeting After an Incident with Off-Site Consequences By law, effective March 15, 2021, 78 facilities in NJ that use extremely hazardous substances are required to hold a public meeting within 90 days of any incident that results in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage, or environmental damage. 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 righ to know about hazardous chemicals in your community. Hurricane Recovery: Resources for Protecting Workers & Residents A list of resources for workers and residents. This factsheet was revised July 2013. Finding Chemical Exposures and Negotiating Fixes A checklist to help you and your union to push management to reduce workers' exposure to hazardous chemicals. Make Sure Public Employers Submit Accurate Chemical Right to [...]

By |2023-03-06T11:02:34-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Fact Sheets|Comments Off on Right to Know and Act to Prevent Toxic Exposures in the Workplace and Community

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 in Inspections to Prevent Catastrophic Toxic Releases Workers and union representatives now have important rights to protect the safety and security of workers and communities. DEP Rule for Inherently Safer Technology Review Learn about the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Rule. (Effective May 2008) Bakken Crude Oil By Rail: New Dangers For Firefighters Tar Sands Oil Tar sands present health and environmental hazards.

By |2016-08-20T15:29:32-04:00August 20th, 2016|Fact Sheets|Comments Off on Preventing Chemical Accidents
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