NJ WEC, OSHA, PEOSH, NIOSH and the CDC

WEC

New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a membership alliance of labor, environmental, and community organizations working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. HPAE works closely with WEC to strengthen state health and safety and environmental standards and laws and also to provide health and safety training and support to our members. We encourage HPAE locals to join WEC.

OSHA

The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) enforces safety and health standards for private sector workers in New Jersey. OSHA’s Region 2 office covers workers inNew Jersey and New York. OSHA also has  three area offices in New Jersey.

The OSHA website has information about OSHA standards and health and safety topics by subject and industry, including a page devoted to healthcare facilities.

PEOSH

HPAE members who work in the public sector in New Jersey are covered by Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH), part of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. If you are thinking there may be an OSHA violation at your workplace you should contact your local HPAE Local President or Staff Representative for assistance.

NJDOL Division of Workers’ Compensation

The NJ Department of Labor also houses the Division of Workers’ Compensation that administers the workers’ compensation system in New Jersey. This is the system that is responsible for providing wage replacement and medical care to injured workers.

NIOSH

NIOSH is the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and is part of the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It is considered the research arm of OSHA. It funds occupational safety and health research, conducts health hazard evaluations upon the request of unions and employers, supports academic training of health and safety professionals, and provides technical support.

The NIOSH healthcare worker page is a valuable resource.

CDC

CDC is the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. There is an alphabetical list at the top of the CDC webpage to look up subjects such as influenza, emerging infectious diseases, and neo-plastic drugs, to name a few. CDC is also responsible for issuing guidelines and recommendations to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. State Health Departments generally follow CDC guidelines in working with county and local health departments and developing state laws and regulations.

 

 

 

News

Violence at Bergen Regional Medical Center targeted
May 19 2016

From The Record Bergen County Executive James Tedesco called Wednesday for sweeping action to stem the violence at Bergen Regional Medical Center, including assigning more police to the facility, ordering the hospital to hire consultants to assess safety and patient

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