News 2018

ASSP’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty Publishes Silica Resource Guide

Sep 28, 2018

ASSP’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty has developed a resource guide for contractors that pulls together frequently asked questions about complying with OSHA’s silica standard. The guide addresses issues such as air sampling, the use and sources of objective data, medical surveillance, respirator use and exposure control plans. It also contains links to a wide range of resources that provide detailed information, including OSHA documents, voluntary national consensus standards and tools created by key stakeholder organizations.

“The construction silica regulation is a complex, performance-oriented regulation that gives contractors flexibility for compliance. However, this flexibility also requires contractors to ensure that selected compliance methods protect workers to the maximum extent feasible,” the guide explains. “Contractors should use all available resources, including insurance loss control, private consultants, OSHA consultation, university programs and tool manufacturers, in developing their programs and addressing concerns.”

Download the guide.

Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar

Aug 24, 2018

A free hearing loss prevention seminar is scheduled for October 4th.  This will be presented by 3M and the Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety.  Please click HERE for more information on the program and how to register.

Fall PDC October 10th

Jul 23, 2018

The PDC Planning Committee is pleased to announce the date and venue of our Fall Professional Development Conference.  It will be held on Wednesday October 10th at the Beaverbrook Country Club.  There will be technical sessions, vendors, give-aways and a later afternoon 9 hole golf event.  Please check back soon for more information and save the date!

NAOSH Proclamation

Jun 12, 2018

We are happy to announce that May 6th through May12th was recognized as Occupational Safety and Health Week in New Jersey by Governor Phil Murphy.  Please see this Proclamation for more information.

Summer Certification Review Course

Jun 12, 2018

The New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJ-AIHA)  and NJ ASSE is offering a comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Course. The course is designed to provide basic training in some critical areas of industrial hygiene and safety and will likely be beneficial for those entering the field as well as those who are just looking to sharpen their skills in certain technical areas. In addition, many of the people who have attended the program have found it to be very helpful in preparing for the CIH and CSP examinations. Certified Industrial Hygienists have the opportunity to obtain CM points per lecture (0.167 points per contact hour). Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the lecture sessions, depending on their individual training needs. People who need certification points must sign an attendance sheet for each session.

Industrial Hygiene & Safety Lecture Topics:History of Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Act Review and IH Management, Epidemiology, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, Ergonomics, Risk Management – Record Keeping, Indoor Air Quality, BioSafety, Equipment & Facility Safety, Ionizing Radiation, Non-Ionizing Radiation, Math, Statistics & Calculator Review, Air Pollution, Toxicology, Regulatory & Legal Affairs, Physics & Basic Engineering, Air Sampling – IH Chemistry, Direct Reading Instrumentation, Noise, Ventilation, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Respiratory Protection & PPE. The IH classes will be held Tuesday nights (6:00 pm-9:00 pm) beginning the first week of June 2018.

Safety Classes Sponsored by The NJ Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers:Safety Topics have been added to our schedule (included in the price). We will have guest speakers on certain safety topics to help prepare people for the CSP exam. Safety classes will be held on Thursday nights (6:00 pm).

All classes will be held at the Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety Dept., 74 Street 1603, Piscataway NJ 08854. Tel. (848) 445-2550.

Click HERE for registration information and more information can also be found in this FLYER.

NJ ASSE Celebrates NAOSH Week

Jun 12, 2018

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week is May 6-12, 2018. NAOSH Week is intended to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment. Click HERE for more information on NAOSH week and HERE for a presentation on distracted driving.

Local members of NJ ASSE along with thousands of other organizations, will be working to raise awareness of the importance of preventing on-the-job and off-the-job accidents, by distributing transportation best practices information and urging all to heed to traffic rules and regulations.  HERE is a press release.

OSHA 501 General Industry 10-Hour Course

Jun 12, 2018

The NJ State Safety Council is pleased to offer OSHA 501 General Industry 10-Hour Course on June 5th and 6th.  More information and to register can be found HERE.

April Meeting at Unilever

Jun 12, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18th, NJ ASSE held our monthly chapter dinner meeting at Unilever in Englewood Cliffs.  Members from BSI, BP, General Glass, General Mills, Tiffany and Co, PSE&G, NIST, and other organizations joined the tour.  Our host, Neal Saiz, CSP, CHMM, who is the Safety, Environmental, Sustainability & Security Director, provided a wealth of information about the programs and successes of Safety and Sustainability at Unilever rarely seen at such a large corporation. Safety at Unilever embodies a number of outstanding initiatives such as Motor On Mobile Off “MOMO” for employees who drive on behalf of the company.  For more information about Unilever Safety visit Creating a Safe Workplace.

Unilever also has a unique vision and mission in regard to Sustainability, which they communicate and support at every level in the organization.  The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is a blueprint for achieving the vision to grow the business, whilst decoupling their environmental footprint from growth and increasing our positive social impact. Unilever’s ambition is to double the size of their business and half their environmental footprint, become zero non-hazardous waste landfill, and has a goal to be carbon positive by 2030!  Details about many of the efforts that support these progressive efforts and best practices can be found at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/.  In addition to the education provided, the new and improved building design at the North America Corporate Headquarters exhibits Sustainability, diversity of employees, open space building design concept, product displays, collaboration spaces, employee lounges, an employee store, cafeteria encouraging healthy choices, and even tea bar.  Best of all, the ice cream was free!

Festival 5k Fun Run

Jun 12, 2018

NJ ASSE supported the Festival 5-K Fun Run on April 14th at he New Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park.  Information was given out to run participants on the safety profession.  A few of us even ran the race!  A good time was had by all.

CT Valley Chapter: OSHA Summer Summit 06/14/2018

Mar 09, 2018

The CT Valley Chapter is co-hosting this event. Register early if you are interested. This event has sold out for the last two years! Over 100 registrations have been made in the first 4 days! Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM UMass Amherst Lincoln Campus Center (Lower Level) 1 Campus Center Way Amherst, MA 01003 Register Now and Save!! No Walk-ins Please Early Bird Registration until May 1, 2018 – $40 per person Registration after May 1, 2018 – $65 per person (Includes parking, continental breakfast and lunch) Choose from these great topics and more… Drugs in the Workplace, Case Study #1 – HVAC Fatality, Case Study #2 – Beryllium, Case Study #3 Mass Bay, Industrial Hygiene – OSHA Update, Fall Protection- Construction, Engaged and Empowered – Everbody Leads, Safe-ari Risk Assessment – Learning Situational Awareness from the Savannah, Emergency Preparedness – Preparing for the Apocalypse, Basic Electrical, Safety for the Frontline Worker – LOTO, Developing a Safety Culture in Construction, Machine Guarding, Walking & Working Surfaces, Myths of PPE , Suicide in the Workplace, Maintenance & Garage Safety.  Please register at SCWNE.org

2018 NJ AIHA Scholarship Applications are Being Accepted

Mar 05, 2018

The New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJAIHA) is pleased to offer scholarships for the study and promotion of industrial hygiene / environmental health and safety for the 2018-2019 school year.

Up to $7,500 is available for award among the selected candidates.

  • Scholarships are available for students who will be enrolled in the Fall of 2018 in courses leading to a degree in industrial hygiene or allied fields such as occupational/environmental health and safety.
  • Recipients must reside in NJ (if attending college outside of NJ) or be enrolled in an accredited college in NJ.
  • Previous recipients are eligible to apply.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA is 3.0.
  • Deadline for application is April 6, 2018. The recipients will be notified in late May and are invited to attend the June 2018 NJAIHA meeting and make a short presentation to receive their award.
  • Applicants must provide the following:
    • Completed scholarship application (Download Here or Submit Electronically Below);
    • A statement on a single sheet of paper of why you should be the recipient of the scholarship;
    • A copy or official transcript of records with GPA; and
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or course-related employer, but preferably the student’s advisor.

Applications and questions should be sent to Candice Kowalewski, Director of Member Services, at membership@njaiha.org.

New Jersey Chapter Elections – Derek Smith, Platform Statement

Mar 01, 2018

During the 8 years I have been in safety, paying attention to detail has been a vital part in providing and implementing a strong safety program.  This includes the ability to communicate, document, and follow through on multiple platforms to execute a successful safety program.  This is paramount in developing a lasting safety culture as well.  These skills translate exceedingly well for a secretary, especially for an organization as strong and well run as the New Jersey American Society of Safety Engineers.  As your secretary, it would be a tremendous honor to aid in the continuous success while building on the great foundation previous and current executive board members have worked so hard to construct.  Thank you!

Managing Fall Hazards – Free Training

Jan 31, 2018

Rutgers School of Public Health is offering free training entitled, ” Expectations and Accountability for Managing Fall Hazards inMultiple Employer Construction Sites.”

Falls continue to be the leading cause of serious injuries and death on construction sites. Controlling contractors exert the most influence on multi employer job sites and set a general tone for work. This is often referred to as a “culture of safety.” The OSHA Susan Harwood sponsored fall prevention training will address:
1. Fall protection as a general condition on construction worksites
2. Examples of multi-employer roles & responsibilities
3. Fall protection training requirements

Click HERE for more information including how to register.

New Jersey State Safety Council Names New President

Jan 23, 2018

The New Jersey State Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Paulukiewicz as President.

Prior to his appointment, Robert was employed by AIG as a Senior Risk Consultant in the Casualty Risk Solutions/ Liability Risk Consulting Division with a specialty in the Energy Industry.  With over 37 years in the Safety/Loss Control profession, Robert has experience in the public and private sectors, service and manufacturing industries, and the insurance/risk management fields.