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

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

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

Many Poor Schools in New Jersey are Overcrowded

Two-thirds of low-income school districts in New Jersey don't have adequate space to serve their students, according to a report by the NJ Department of Education (DOE). "The report makes clear the enormous unmet needs in the SDA districts, and the continued failure of the current administration to address overcrowding and educational adequacy," said Jerell [...]

By | 2017-12-06T17:32:39+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Highlights, WEC in the News|0 Comments

Public Need Over Corporate Greed at Rutgers University

Public education is under attack, including at higher education institutions; at Rutgers University, tuition is increasing, our professors and campus workers are paid less, and top administrators seem to be the only ones benefiting. Join the New Jersey Work Environment Council, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops, and other partners on December 16, 2017 to engage in [...]

By | 2017-12-05T11:58:38+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments

Training Program: Preventing Exposure to Workplace Chemcials

You're invited to attend the NJ Work Environment Council TRAINING PROGRAM: PREVENTING EXPOSURE TO WORKPLACE CHEMICALS With a presentation by an OSHA Area Office representative When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 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 [...]

By | 2017-11-03T10:44:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Highlights|0 Comments