Now’s your chance! By Dorothy Wigmore   A chance to learn. A chance to improve school air.   Those are the goals of a grant-funded project involving Rutgers University and
By Justin Panzarella, BS, MPH (c) Derek G. Shendell, D.Env., MPH and Koshy Koshy, Ph.D.  Understanding chemical exposure and storage hazards  The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) affirms that
…but PFASs aren’t disappearing by Dorothy Wigmore  The December 2019 and January 2020 editions of the NJEA Review featured articles about lead and PFAS chemicals in school drinking water. It’s
By Yvette Way, BA, MPH (c) and Derek G. Shendell, D.Env., MPH  Within recent years in the U.S., some of the hottest weather has been recorded. This trend is only
It can start with a “frog” in the throat or laryngitis. It can end a career as a teacher.  Whether it’s called “teacher’s voice,” hoarseness (dysphonia), voice disorder, voice fatigue
By Dorothy Wigmore  “NJEA members have a legal right to safe and healthful working conditions. Your employer, the board of education, is responsible for ensuring that school employees and students
By Dorothy Wigmore  Plug and go! Electric buses are coming to New Jersey schools. It’s part of an international movement to take diesel vehicles off the road, following campaigns by
Yet school bus drivers have no place to go  By Dorothy Wigmore  Imagine a job where you aren’t sure if or when you can use a bathroom. Where you have
By Dorothy Wigmore  Librarians or administrative staff working during the summer, the state of a classroom in September, and building repairs during the school year are all situations posing construction-related
By Dorothy Wigmore It usually happens between school years. Too often, school staff and students pay a price when it’s not done properly. “It” is the construction, demolition or renovation