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PES Refinery Explosion: Deadly Catastrophe Adverted By Quick Action

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a factual update on the June 21 explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery in Philadelphia. The update notes that a pipe elbow, which had corroded to about half the thickness of a credit card, appears to have ruptured in the refinery’s alkylation unit, [...]

By |2019-10-31T12:31:39-05:00October 30th, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PES Refinery Explosion: Deadly Catastrophe Adverted By Quick Action

Seven Years after Hurricane Sandy; Are We Ready for the Next Disaster?

A house in New Jersey destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. This coming October 29th will mark the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.  We can all remember the fear and anxiety that gripped communities as we faced winds up to 90 miles an hour and sea levels 14 feet higher than normal. The storm [...]

By |2019-10-21T12:13:01-05:00October 21st, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seven Years after Hurricane Sandy; Are We Ready for the Next Disaster?

WEC Statement on Governor Murphy’s Budget Address

Today the Governor unveiled an exciting new budget, promising increased investment in our schools, our transportation, our infrastructure, and our middle class, as well as revealing a whopping $3.8b pension fund contribution. In the interest of accomplishing our goals at WEC we see these resources to be some of our states most vital. However, [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:00:22-05:00March 5th, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on WEC Statement on Governor Murphy’s Budget Address

PEOSH – NJADP – Nurses – CEFM – Health Officials April, 2019 – Indoor Air Quality Training

PEOSH has arranged to provide assistance to public employers in meeting the Designated Persons Training requirements contained in the PEOSH Indoor Air Quality Standard by scheduling the following training sessions. Staff from the PEOSH program will be available to address any questions about changes in the IAQ Standard. This program will address the roles of [...]

By |2019-02-22T14:53:39-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PEOSH – NJADP – Nurses – CEFM – Health Officials April, 2019 – Indoor Air Quality Training

Debra Coyle McFadden New Executive Director

NJ Work Environment Council Announces Debra Coyle McFadden as the New Executive Director of the State Labor-Environmental Alliance Ewing – The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) Board is thrilled to announce the formal hiring of Debra Coyle McFadden, a long-time labor-environmental leader and WEC staff member, as WEC’s new Executive Director, effective immediately. [...]

By |2018-11-27T06:36:49-05:00November 27th, 2018|Highlights, Press Releases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Debra Coyle McFadden New Executive Director

2018 Awards Dinner

The New Jersey Work Environment Council holds its major fundraiser, an awards dinner, each year. We look forward to being joined by labor, environmental, community leaders and public officials, representing many thousands of New Jersey workers and residents. The event will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 pm at The College of [...]

By |2018-11-16T15:00:16-05:00September 6th, 2018|Events, Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Awards Dinner

We’re part of an emerging voice America should listen to: Young people

Rodents in the cafeteria. Crumbling ceilings. Mold growing in the classroom. Extreme temperatures in excess of 90 degrees. Toxic air quality from poor indoor air ventilation. Concerns about asbestos, lead and other toxins in the walls and pipes. Unfortunately, these are common problems right here in our New Jersey schools. The Healthy Schools Now [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:16:13-05:00July 5th, 2018|Highlights, Opinion Pieces, Uncategorized|Comments Off on We’re part of an emerging voice America should listen to: Young people

Job Announcement

New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) Executive Director Job Announcement and Description Review of applications will begin immediately and end when a candidate is selected. The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is seeking an Executive Director. This is an exciting and unusual opportunity for someone with the skills, experience, and commitment needed to [...]

By |2018-05-07T11:53:00-05:00May 7th, 2018|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Job Announcement

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 |2018-01-12T10:05:05-05:00December 31st, 2017|Highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Webinar: Introduction to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard