New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee (NJSISC)
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 34:6A-15, the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee is established within the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The Committee membership is appointed by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development and is comprised of persons who have taken a prominent part in the field of accident prevention, or are responsible for accident prevention matters in the organization in which they are employed. The membership is a cross section of the various geographical areas of the State and various businesses and public sectors within the State.
The committee has various functions, such as conducting the Governor's Annual Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program, advising industries of safety promotions, and conducting occupational safety and health training seminars to industries and the public sector. The New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee also supports the free safety video lending library run by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Safety Training Unit. Click here for a video library request form; there are a large selection of safety videos to choose from.
Northern Area: John Vogler
Central Area: David Fernandez
Southern Area: Vacant
Membership: Kristen Affrime, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules: Maryann Bouco
Standards & Regulations: Ken Bickerton
Workers Memorial Day has been observed annually on April 28 since 1989. It calls attention to the extent of workplace accidents and illnesses, and it promotes awareness of health and safety issues. The date, April 28, was chosen because it is the anniversary of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
A Workers Memorial Day event was held this year at the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 1 John Fitch Way, Trenton. The event included speakers from the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL), the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee (NJSISC), and the U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed an agreement renewing their collaborative relationship to continue to foster safer and healthier workplaces in the Garden State.
Recommitting to an alliance first signed on December 18, 2018, the participating agencies will continue to share information, resources, guidance, and access to training and education to develop and improve workplace safety and health practices and programs, as well as safety recognition programs to recognize New Jersey employers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to preventing workplace injuries and illness.
Click here to view a copy of the signed agreement.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The NJSISC participates in the Toys for Tots Drive each year during their December meeting. The collected toys are donated to local children and this event is something we plan to continue each year.
Our membership includes health and safety professionals and employees that promote safety in their workplace. The New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee consists of members from both the public and private sector. We meet quarterly throughout New Jersey.
To be considered for membership on the Committee, a person shall have a prominent role in the field of occupational safety and health in New Jersey, or a person who is responsible for occupational safety and health matters within the organization located in New Jersey by which they are employed. Our Rules explain the Committee structure and history. A current member must recommend you.
To complete a membership application, click here. Upon completion of the application, please email your resume to Membership Committee Member Kristen Affrime at email@example.com and ask a current NJSISC Member to complete the recommendation form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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- Celgene Corp.
- College, Health and Env. Safety Society (CHESS)
- Communications Workers of America Local 1038
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As temperatures rise in New Jersey and New York over the next few days, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – indoors and out – and remember “Water. Rest. Shade.” can be the difference between ending the workday safely or suffering serious injuries or worse.
From 2011-2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 344 worker-related deaths in U.S. were due to environmental heat exposure. Workplace safety experts believe the actual number of heat-related fatalities may be underreported or misreported as another cause, such as heart attacks. Nearly 3 out of 4 heat illness fatalities happen during the first week of work. New and returning workers need to build tolerance to heat by taking frequent breaks and working shorter shifts in the heat to start.
OSHA’s message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade.
- Encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes.
- Take frequent rest breaks in the shade to cool down.
- Have an emergency plan ready to respond when a worker shows signs of heat-related illness.
- Train workers on the hazards of heat exposure, and how to prevent illness.
- Allow workers to build a tolerance for working in heat.
The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a free, downloadable app that calculates a worksite’s heat index and displays the associated risk levels. Users can receive precautionary recommendations specific to heat index risk levels to help protect employees from heat-related illness. The tool is available in English and Spanish.
OSHA’s Occupational Heat Exposure page explains the symptoms of heat illness and first aid measures to provide while waiting for help.
Read a fact sheet on OSHA’s National Emphasis Program to protect workers across the nation from the increasing threat of heat related illness. Learn more about working in outdoor and indoor heat environments.
To learn more about heat illness prevention and first aid, visit www.osha.gov/heat.
Apply to the Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program.
Since its inception in 1927, thousands of awards have been earned and the program has played an important role in promoting a safer and healthier workplace.