Worker Memorial Day 2021
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development presented a proclamation to the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee in recognition of Worker Memorial Day, honoring those who have died or were injured on the job in New Jersey. Click HERE for a copy of the program.
The event this year was virtual and 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. 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).
Alliance Signing at our December 2019 Meeting
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) NY Regional Office, the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJ LWD) and the NJ State Industrial Safety Committee (NJSISC). An alliance was formed to provide workplaces in NJ with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. Click here for a copy of the Alliance.
Background and History
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. There are five Area Chairs.
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.
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Free training courses provided by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (NJDLWD) Occupational Safety Training Program.
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