If we want to put an end to Wall Street’s reckless strip mining of our economy, we must build a clear, shared understanding of runaway inequality, and a broad-based movement for fundamental economic justice. [...]
Aging railroad bridges cross many of New Jersey’s waterways. Many of the bridges are used to move highly flammable hazardous materials, including Bakken crude oil, throughout our state. The condition of bridges has been [...]
New Jersey Work Environment Council and our allies strongly urge Governor Christie to take action to protect our lives, jobs, health, schools, and businesses. The deadly hazards of crude oil shipments on rail are [...]
Public Service Announcements produced by WEC for broadcast on television, radio stations and for online distribution provide education and training on important workforce health and safety topics, such as workplace violence, ergonomics and ladder safety.
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This material was produced under grants SH-24385- 13-60- F-34, SH-26288- SH4 and SH-27654- SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial productions, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.
Prolonged exposure to ergonomic risk factors such as awkward postures, static postures, quick motions, force, repetition, compression or contact stress, vibration, and cold temperatures can cause damage to a worker’s body and lead to musculoskeletal disorder.
Silica dust is hazardous when very small particles are inhaled. Occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica most often occurs when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, ceramic tiles, rock, and stone products.