Health and Safety Organizations, Government Agencies
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 health and safety and environmental standards and WEC provides health and safety training to our members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health and Safety Events
May 11th Rally for Safe StaffingEvent Details
AFT Student Debt Clinic - September 29Event Details
AFT Student Debt Clinic - September 22Event Details
AFT Student Debt Clinic - September 15Event Details
AFT Student Debt Clinic - September 8Event Details
AFT Student Debt Clinic - September 1Event Details
AFT Student Debt Clinic - August 25Event Details
HPAE COVID-19 Telephone Town HallEvent Details
CDC COCA Webinar: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—Information for Clinicians Caring for Children and Pregnant WomenEvent Details
HPAE 2019 Professional Issues Conference: Bringing Our Professional Values into the Transformation of Health CareEvent Details
HPAE Convention 2018Event Details
Public Town Hall Meeting - Protect Public Healthcare for Newark Residents!Event Details
HPAE Education Day- Domestic Violence 101Event Details
Insights On Batterer Behavior: Comprehensive Class About Abusers in Intimate Partner RelationshipsEvent Details
HPAE Education Days - March 6 & March 8Event Details
Public hearing on the merger of JFK Health System with Hackensack Meridian HealthEvent Details
HPAE Professional Issues Conference (PIC)Event Details
AFT Professional Issues Conference (PIC)Event Details
HPAE Education Day - South JerseyEvent Details
HPAE Education Day - North JerseyEvent Details
HPAE 2017 Lobby Day in TrentonEvent Details
HPAE Convention - October 6 & 7Event Details
HPAE CINJ Membership MeetingEvent Details
- Monkeypox Factsheet
- HPAE Education and Training Program: Elements of an Effective Labor-Management Health & Safety Committee
- Fake Face Mask Guide for HPAE Members
- Health and Safety Organizations, Government Agencies
- Safe Patient Handling
- Workplace Violence Prevention
- Health and Safety Factsheets
- Workers Compensation
- Our Right to File an OSHA or PEOSHA Complaint Without Discrimination
No upcoming events at this time.