PLEASE NOTE: THE 2013 NJEA HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Public school teachers and educational support professionals—indeed anyone in any workplace—has the right to a clean, safe, healthy environment free from violence and unnecessary risks. To realize that goal, teachers, educational support professionals (ESP), administrators, and students and their families must work together.
The NJEA Health and Safety Conference is designed to equip local associations to play their role—and make sure that others play theirs. It will be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal on Oct. 12.
Diana Crowder, who serves on the board of the New Jersey Work Environment Council as a representative of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees Union, will deliver the keynote address. Crowder knows that working conditions are more likely to be improved when workers are organized and knowledgeable about workplace health and safety hazards.
Crowder will use the example of preventing exposure to mold as a way to empower and strengthen local and county associations.
Members attending the NJEA Health and Safety Conference will choose two of five workshops that cover topics such as workers’ compensation, gang culture in schools, school emergency preparedness, and indoor air quality.
See this registration form containing workshop titles and descriptions. The registration deadline is Oct. 4